2017 Lynmar Estate Old Vines Quail Hill Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $80. Swan selection old vines of Block 2 go exclusively into the Old Vines bottling. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Charming aromas of cherry, rose petal and baking spices. I love the floral aspect of the nose that is like wild cherry sprinkled with fresh flowers. Mid-weight flavors of black cherry, black raspberry, blackberry and dark chocolate address the palate without overreaching sweetness. The mouthfeel is luxurious, the tannins are inline, and the finish is long and rewarding. Still exceptional when tasted the following day from a previously opened bottle. An old vine treasure. Reviewed August 27, 2020. Score: 95. Reviewed August 22, 2021

Winery: Lynmar Estate
From article: Elite California Pinot Noir Vineyards Part II: North Coast - Russian River Valley