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2021 Lorenzo Chardonnay

2021 Lorenzo Chardonnay

Natural acidity, fruit, and elegant structure define this Russian River Valley favorite




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About the Wine

Located near the Laguna de Santa Rosa, the Lorenzo Vineyard is the coldest chardonnay vineyard site from which Landmark receives grapes. As one of the earliest chardonnay plantings in the Russian River Valley appellation, this vineyard’s location in combination with the age of the vines allows the fruit to fully ripen at a slow pace, profiting from that coveted “hang time.” Due to these factors, the grapes retain the natural acidity, fruit character, and elegant structure for which Lorenzo Chardonnay is known.

Tasting Notes

Varietal Composition

  • % Chardonnay




Straw color with golden highlights.


Aromatic with ripe citrus, chamomile, and caramel.


The palate shows beautiful balance with a cascade of citrus – Meyer lemon, lime, and ripe kumquat. Richness builds in the midpalate with Bartlett pear and lemon curd followed by herbal and floral notes. The complex finish shows notes of ripe pear, subtle butterscotch, and toasted hazelnut.

Key Features

  • Appellation

    Russian River Valley

  • Fermentation

    Whole-cluster-pressed and barrel-fermented with native yeast

  • Maturation

    Barrel-aged for 14 months in French oak (35% new)

  • Alcohol



Seared Sea Scallops

The 2021 Lorenzo Chardonnay exhibits a complex balance between freshness and richness that is a great match for seared sea scallops in a lemon brown-butter sauce.

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