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2009 Lynmar Estate Freestone Proprietary Cuvee Pinot Noir

ITEM 8098643 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
$40
Item Sold Amount Date
I8113972 1 $35 Feb 13, 2022
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RATINGS

92Vinous / IWC

...aromas of black raspberry, cherry pit, spicecake and anise, plus a hint of dried rose. Deeply pitched dark berry and bitter cherry flavors are admirably concentrated and enlivened by juicy acidity. The vibrant, precise finish strongly repeats the dark berry and spice notes.

91Wine Spectator

...herb-laced dried berry, sage, mineral and tea notes. Medium- to full-bodied, this is slow to unfold, gaining depth and richness...

90Wine Enthusiast

Lots of zesty, crunchy acidity marks this wine, giving it a brisk mouthfeel. Beyond that clean dryness, you'll find complex raspberry fruit flavors, enhanced with sweet oak and vanilla.

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.