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Landmark Vineyards Overlook Pinot Noir 2014

Synopsis, Our Opinion: Disappointing Pinot Noir

Producer/Winery: Landmark Vineyards; Paso Robles, California.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.

Geographic Appellation: 53% Sonoma County, 39% Monterey County and 8% from San Benito County, California

Vintage: 2014

Price: $19.99 (with a 30% mixed 6-pack discount)

Purchased From: Ralphs Grocery Store; Agoura Hills, California.

Paired With: Roast chicken in gravy, mashed potatoes and roasted brussels sprouts.

Tasting:

    Opened 45-minutes before drinking. Clear, dark ruby red color (with a brownish tint) and a lighter rim. Light, almost nondescript fruity aromas with slight hints of forest floor. Slightly raspy, a little more than a light body with a strong back-of-the-throat sharpness from the alcoholic. California fleshy plum, raspberry and cherry flavors. Potent tart fruit carried through a medium-length dry, very bitter finish. Lots of fruit, soft tannins that were almost non-existent, but the dominating alcoholic in the finish on every pour was a real bummer. Disappointing California Pinot Noir and a disappointing wine at $20.

Greg Stach, Landmark Vineyards winemaker
Photo from Landmark Vineyards.

Comments: Learn more about Landmark Vineyards and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 14.3%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: 0 85124 85921 5

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