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2006 Lynmar Quail Hill Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.35% alc., 1,419 cases, $60. It’s not but this Pinot Noir from Lynmar’s 47-acre Quail Hill Vineyard crafted by Hugh Chapelle is quintessential Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. Aged 16 months in 45% new French Oak. Dr. Dirt (Greg Adams) is the consulting viticulturist. Everything is first class here. · Classic Russian River nose of red cherries and raspberries, baking spice and cola. The flavors echo the aromas with a deft touch of oak. The tannins are fine grained and the lively acidity creates a refreshing and memorable finish. Good to go for another 4 to 5 years. Reviewed April 18, 2009

Winery: Lynmar Estate
From article: The 9th Annual World of Pinot Noir