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2011 Lynmar Estate Quail Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

ITEM 8302555 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
davjo5 2 $25 $50
2 $25
Item Sold Amount Date
I8302555 2 $25 Jul 3, 2022
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RATINGS

93Wine Enthusiast

This is a beautiful wine, dry, rich and complex... Notable for upfront raspberry, cherry and red currant fruit, it's balanced by firm tannins and mouthwatering acidity.

91Stephen Tanzer

... Sexy aromas of raspberry liqueur, white pepper, licorice, woodsmoke and potpourri. Juicy, spicy and precise, with tangy lift to its juicy red fruit flavors. Conveys an impression of power with no excess weight and finishes long and spicy, with gentle tannins and the floral character carrying through.

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.