2016 Lynmar Estate Anisya’s Blend Susanna’s Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.58, TA 0.59, 540 cases, $85. Released spring 2018. A selection of the very best barrels from Susanna’s Vineyard. This bottling is named in honor of the women of Lynmar. Aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 59% new. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Much to be discovered in the nose that offers aromas of blackberry, black currant, mocha, spice, earthy flora and dark rose petal. The purple and black fruit packs a punch on the palate, extending richness through a slightly astringent finish. The sleek texture is attractive as is the superb barrel treatment. This wine is fruit-driven with little nuance, yet can be delightful to those who relish hedonistic fruit. Score: 91. Reviewed November 2, 2018

Winery: Lynmar Estate
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