VOLUME 11, ISSUE 50
August 27, 2019
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
The Prince Departs

2016 Lynmar Estate Old Vines Quail Hill Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.57, TA 0.60, 251 cases, $80. Released spring 2018. Swan selection planted in 1974. Aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 64% new. · Dark garnet color in the glass. Gorgeous aromas of black cherry, ripe strawberry and balsam. The wine floods the mouth with carnal energy, featuring flavors of black cherry and black raspberry. The wine has commendable harmony with both pleasing tannic power and uplifting acidity. There is only a dusting of oak. Somewhat more giving when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, but I sense that this wine needs a few years in the cellar to reveal all of its charms. Score: 93. Reviewed November 2, 2018

Winery: Lynmar Estate
From article: Lynmar Estate: Russian River Valley Pinot Noir & Chardonnay Standard-Bearer