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2012 Lynmar Estate Quail Hill Vineyard Old Vines Pinot Noir

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October 24, 2021 - $50



92Wine Enthusiast

...inviting aromatics of fresh plum, coconut and strawberry. The palate entices with savory rhubarb, bay leaf, mint and cola...soft, plush tannins.

91Stephen Tanzer

Aromas of dark berries and cherry-cola, with Asian spice and mineral notes adding lift. Fleshy and expansive, showing very good energy and building sweetness to its black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors. Fine-grained tannins firm the finish, which shows a sexy berry preserve quality and a hint of candied rose.


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.


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.