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2011 Lynmar Estate Quail Hill Vineyard Lynn's Blend Pinot Noir

ITEM 8392246 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
alesa9 $26 $26
brere $25 $0
$25
Item Sold Amount Date
I8392246 1 $26 Aug 21, 2022
I8379739 1 $25 Aug 14, 2022
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RATINGS

92Stephen Tanzer

Sappy and appealingly sweet black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors show great depth and grow spicier with air. Closes on a smoky note, with lingering floral and dark berry qualities.

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.