Landmark Wines

You’ll be infatuated first, then fall in love with these Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays

Landmark Vineyards is one of the prettiest Sonoma wineries you can visit, and the wines are equally beautiful. Landmark makes just two wines: Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. And like anything in life, when you focus solely on your niche, you become the best of the best. Let’s open up and talk about these incredible wines.

Landmark Chardonnay

If you’ve never had a Landmark Chardonnay, you’ll immediately fall in love. The elegant Landmark Chardonnay, which tastes like grilled pineapple and ripe lemons, is as vibrant as Oliver Putnam’s apartment at the Arconia.

Pair it with scallops in a lemon beurre blanc sauce (from a restaurant, because who in their right mind would attempt to make this at home?) Or, shrimp and avocado salad.

Landmark Pinot Noir

Miles made Pinot Noir the wine all the cool kids wanted to drink.

”It’s uh, it’s thin-skinned, temperamental, ripens early. It’s, you know, it’s not a survivor like Cabernet, which can just grow anywhere and uh, thrive even when it’s neglected. No, Pinot needs constant care and attention. You know? And in fact it can only grow in these really specific, little, tucked away corners of the world. And, and only the most patient and nurturing of growers can do it, really. Only somebody who really takes the time to understand Pinot’s potential can then coax it into its fullest expression. Then, I mean, oh its flavors, they’re just the most haunting and brilliant and thrilling and subtle and… ancient on the planet.”

Miles in Sideways

A really good Pinot Noir can be sipped without food, doesn’t taste like a Cherry pie (the sure sign of a cheap Pinot), is smooth and clean and easy like a Jack Johnson playlist, and is the most agreeable red wine to pair with nearly any food you want to order or serve. The Landmark Pinot Noirs are delightful – a red wine for a summer day, for a party, for a wine night in. While this Pinot does have a slight black cherry flavor, it’s balanced out by strawberries and more rustic, woodsy undertones like leather, oak, and cedar. Open this bottle when you’re serving something like a mushroom toast, even steak, or a roasted chicken.

Watch: A Tasting at Landmark Winery

The outdoor gardens are absolutely spectacular. You can do a tasting, or just buy a bottle and enjoy the views for the afternoon. This is a must-visit place on a Sonoma Wine Country vacation!

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Recipes to try with Landmark Chardonnay

Here are some recipes to try with the Landmark Chardonnay

Landmark Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir Pairings

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