2016 Lynmar Estate Quail Hill Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., pH 3.57, TA 0.62, 922 cases, $65. Release fall 2018. All 14 clones in this estate vineyard including Dijon 667 and 777, Pommard, Swan, 2A and Calera are included in this signature estate blend. Aged 14 months in French oak barrels, 40% new. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Vigorous aromas of Bing cherry, baking spice, cola, splintered oak and vanilla. Boldly concentrated flavors of black cherry, blackberry and cassis with a heavy dusting of toasty oak. Intense and lengthy in the mouth, finishing with plenty of sweet, dark fruit. Score: 89. Reviewed November 2, 2018

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