2020 / Chardonnay
2020 Rodgers Creek Chardonnay
The Rodgers Creek Vineyard has provided Landmark with high quality fruit for well over a decade. This ridge-top 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 both the size of the canopy and clusters which consistently produces small, frequently seedless intensely flavored berries. The relentless pressure of the mid-day winds in union with the mature vine produce very well-balanced wines, with elegance and sense of place, expressing the “Petaluma Gap” viticultural area.
Sur-lie aged for 14 months in French oak
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Beautifully yellow in color with a highly aromatic nose that jumps out of the glass with notes of lemon curd, juicy red delicious apple, ripe nectarine, and tart pineapple. The midpalate is round with moderate acidity and shows a flinty minerality and citrus blossoms. Toasted oak notes of baking spice and vanilla bean with sustained fruit persist through a moderately long finish.
The 2020 Rodgers Creek Chardonnay pairs well with Peruvian-style grilled chicken that has been marinated in paprika, cumin, garlic, and white wine vinegar for a great meal.