2012 Lynmar Estate Russian River Valley Chardonnay

14.2% alc., pH 3.39, TA 0.74, 843 cases, $30. BGR & SF. A blend of about 50% Quail Hill Estate (40-year-old Rued clone) and Sweeney vineyards (29-year-old Wente 4 clone), with a small amount from Zio Tony Vineyard (Dijon 76 and 95). Aged 15 months in 32% new French oak barrels. · Light gold color and clear in the glass. Aromas of lemon curd, butterscotch, pineapple, green apple, baked pear and spice are echoed on the silky palate. Easy to like, with refreshing acidity, and complimentary oak highlights. Score: 89. Reviewed July 19, 2014

Winery: Lynmar Estate
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