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2012 Lynmar Estate Freestone Proprietary Cuvee Pinot Noir

ITEM 7961134 - Removed from a subterranean wine cellar

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
5 $40
Item Sold Amount Date
I7982451 2 $30 Oct 24, 2021
I7979552 1 $30 Oct 17, 2021
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RATINGS

90Wine Spectator

Rich and pure, offering depth, finesse and length, this focused on a layered core of raspberry, boysenberry and blackberry flavors. Finishes with ripe, plush tannins.

PRODUCER

Lynmar Estate

Lynmar Estate is owned by Lynn and Anisya Fritz. Lynn Fritz bought Quail Hill Vineyard in 1980 and added acreage over the years. The vineyards are planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay exclusively, and Pete Soergel is winemaker.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Russian River Valley

Russian River Valley AVA is named for the river that meanders from Mendocino County in the north until it finally runs into the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco. The AVA is cool thanks to its proximity to the northern California coast and the river, and grape growers must learn to deal with regular fog. Nevertheless in recent decades the AVA has become one of the best in the state, meaning that its wines often earn excellent reviews and have considerable cachet. The AVA status was awarded in 1983 and today the appellation has 15,000 vineyard acres. Chardonnay is the most widely planted grape though Pinot Noir has also been very successful in recent decades. Russian River Valley Pinot Noir are known for being rich, lush and filled with concentrated fruit and berry flavors. Russian River Pinot Noirs are today considered some of the best domestic Pinot Noirs.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.