2016 Lynmar Estate Susanna’s Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

14.2% alc., pH 3.44, TA 0.63, 903 cases, $60. Release fall 2018. Aged 15 months in French oak barrels, 74% new. · Moderate golden yellow color in the glass. Shy, but pleasant aromas of lemon oil, pineapple, white flower blossoms, spice and seasoned oak. Not as outgoing or flamboyant as the Quail Hill bottling, but more refined and high collar, offering flavors of citrus, toast, and spice. Impressive intensity of flavor and length on the extended finish. You need to relish oak to fully embrace this wine. Score: 92. Reviewed November 2, 2018

Winery: Lynmar Estate
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