2012 Lynmar Estate Quail Hill Vineyard Russian River Valley Chardonnay

14.1% alc., pH 3.35, TA 0.76, 623 cases, $55. BGR & SF. Primarily Rued clone. Aged 15 months in 40% new French oak barrels. · Light golden yellow color and clear in the glass. A step up from the solid Russian River Valley bottling with more flesh, intensity and finish. Aromas of lemon curd, baked pear and white peach lead to a very smooth palate of baked apple and pear fruits accented with honey and caramel. Score: 91. Reviewed July 19, 2014

Winery: Lynmar Estate
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