When the weather cools down, our thoughts turn to outdoor entertaining. It’s so nice to sit outside and feel the autumn breezes as the sun begins to set; or to enjoy the freshness of a weekend afternoon under the canopy of a tree with family and friends.
With the mild winds and cooler temperatures, you might be tempted to shy away from white wines and begin your long-awaited trek back into big, bold red wines. But don’t let temptation get the better of you. There are lots of wonderful white wines that can still be enjoyed as the leaves change and sun’s slant lengthens.
One of them is the Landmark Vineyards Overlook Chardonnay. The wine is a “cuvee” (fancy French word that means blend) of grapes sourced throughout Sonoma County. The wine is lightly oaked and unfiltered; this combination indicates that you might see crystals in your glass but this is OK. The wine is still good.
You’ll find the Landmark Vineyard Overlook Chardonnay to have the scent of just baked bread this from the light oak. The flavors will be a mix of citrus and spice and the finish (after you’ve swallowed) will remind you of eating white chocolate. Can’t beat that!
Share this lovely wine on a fall afternoon with pieces of cold fried chicken, sushi rolls or salty, tangy cheese like Pecorino.