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2021 Rodgers Creek Chardonnay

2021 Rodgers Creek Chardonnay

Rich, creamy, and truly expressive of the Petaluma Gap




Wine Society

About the Wine

The Rodgers Creek Vineyard has provided Landmark with high-quality fruit for well over a decade. This ridgetop vineyard exposes the vines to the full force of the afternoon wind coming off the Pacific Ocean through the “gap,” and the low-fertility soils limit the size of both the canopy and clusters, which consistently produce small, frequently seedless, intensely flavored berries. The relentless pressure of the midday winds in union with the mature vine produce very well-balanced wines, with elegance and a sense of place, expressing the Petaluma Gap viticultural area.

Tasting Notes

Varietal Composition

  • % Chardonnay




Pale golden in color.


Aromatic with lemon peel, ripe pear, salinity, and honey.


Medium-bodied with a creamy texture, the palate shows notes of ripe pear, golden apple, and ripe citrus. The long and layered finish is balanced by savory notes of beeswax, vanilla, toasted hazelnut, and subtle herbal complexities.

Key Features

  • Appellation

    Sonoma Coast

  • Fermentation

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

  • Maturation

    Barrel-aged for 14 months in French oak (33% new)

  • Alcohol



Seared Scallops

The wine’s acidity and creamy texture can complement the delicate sweetness of the seared scallops, and the notes of lemon peel and salinity in the wine can enhance the seafood flavors.

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