Lynmar Estate

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Russian River Valley

The Russian River Valley Pinot Noir showcases the purity and vibrancy of the region with nuanced texture and bright aromatics. At its core, this wine is comprised of Lynmar’s three Russian River Valley vineyards – Quail Hill, Susanna’s and Adam’s – along with neighboring properties that share similar viticultural philosophies.

Vineyard

The 2017 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is primarily comprised of Lynmar’s three Russian River Valley vineyards – Quail Hill, Susanna’s and Adam’s – along with neighboring properties that share similar viticultural philosophies. Fruit from Quail Hill, where the winery is located, is complemented by Susanna’s Vineyard in Green Valley, on the border of the Sonoma Coast and Russian River, while Adam’s Vineyard offers Calera, Mt. Eden, and Dijon clones from younger vines.

Winemaking

Lynmar’s state-of-the-art, multilevel, gravity-flow winery allows the gentlest treatment of the grapes as they arrive in the cellar. Harvested in the cool, early morning hours, the delicate clusters are transferred to the press with a forklift to avoid pumping. The juice is drained by gravity, then allowed to settle and complete fermentation before being transferred to aging vessels.

This wine spends 11 months in French oak barrels, 25% new.

Tasting Notes

A saturated ruby color in the glass, this vintage showcases aromatics of ripe strawberry, Santa Rosa plum, fresh rhubarb and black tea. On the palate, flavors of bing cherry, hibiscus and orange blossom are followed by undertones of baking spice and love. A textured finish echoes notes of strawberry, black tea and spice.

Color

Red

Grape Varieties

Pinot Noir

Appellation

Russian River Valley

Farming

Sustainable

Alcohol

14.4%

Suggested Retail Price

$50

Reviews

Wine Enthusiast - Full review to be posted in December

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