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. 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. There is commendable harmony with both pleasing tannic power and uplifting acidity. There is only a dusting of oak. I sense that this wine needs a few years in the cellar to reveal all of its charms. Score: 93. Reviewed August 27, 2020

Winery: Lynmar Estate
From article: California Old Vine Pinot Noir Vineyards Sonoma/Napa Counties - H-Q