2012 Landmark Vineyards Overlook Pinot Noir

Finding high quality, California Pinot Noir in the $20 price point is not an easy task. Landmark however, makes it look easy with this brilliant 2012 release that is without question a great case buy for Pinot Noir fans! "Nestled at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains in the Sonoma Valley, Landmark Vineyards epitomizes the rustic grace and beauty of Sonoma County. Since 1974, Landmark has been dedicated to producing handcrafted, ultra- premium Chardonnay and Pinot Noir sourcing grapes from unique vineyard sites throughout California to create rich, balanced wines. The 2012 Overlook Pinot Noir has a bright ruby core with intense aromas of blackberries, violets, all-spice, and black cherry. This medium-bodied pinot noir exhibits bright acidity with flavors of grilled strawberries, Bing cherry, and candied orange zest that is balanced with softly integrated tannins. This elegant and well-balanced wine is an excellent accompaniment to roasted poultry such as Cornish game hen with quinoa, seared pork loin, eggplant parmesan, and grilled vegetables." - Winery [+]