2012 Lynmar Estate Quail Hill Vineyard Lynn’s Blend Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., $70. SF. Mt Eden clone and “828.” 20% whole cluster fermentation. Aged 15 months in French oak barrels. · Dark reddish purple color in the glass. The nose draws you attention with aromas of black raspberry, plum, spice and graham. Plenty of plush fruit that is well sustained on the mid palate, offering tastes of black raspberry, blackberry and black plum with a hint of anise. Noticeable sinewy tannins and a sweetly fruited finish of numbing concentration. Score: 92. Reviewed July 19, 2014

Winery: Lynmar Estate
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