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"The 2009 Chardonnay Damaris Reserve is a beautifully layered, sumptuous wine. Ripe apricots, butterscotch, sweet spices and French oak meld together seamlessly in this impeccable, harmonious wine. The style is extroverted and racy, yet despite its richness, the Damaris avoids any sense of heaviness The Damaris emerges from the Rodgers Creek vineyard in the Petaluma Gap. The clonal blend is 64% Wente and 36% Robert Young. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016.
I have been a big fan of the Landmark wines since visiting the winery nearly a decade ago. The Chardonnays in particular remain some of the most fairly priced Chardonnays in California." ~AG
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Landmark Vineyards was founded in 1974 in Windsor, California. In 1989, Damaris Deere Ford, became sole proprietor and relocated the winery to Sonoma Valley. Ford is a descendant of John Deere, founder of the world's largest tractor manufacturer. Landmark Vineyards is located at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain in Sonoma Valley. In 1993, world-renowned consulting enologist Helen Turley was hired to work with former winemaker, Eric Stern. Landmark Vineyard's mission is "to make great wines that enhance the joy of life." Quality and flavor begin in the vineyards. In addition to the estate vineyard, Landmark sources grapes from a range of different vineyards and those selected are the finest in the highly diverse microclimates of Sonoma County's winegrowing regions.