2004 Lynmar Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 2674 cases, $36. Several select vineyards and Lynmar’s 42-acre Quail Hill Vineyard supply the fruit for this wine. Winemaking was traditional for California Pinot Noir (picked cold, de-stemmed, open-top fermenters, cold-soak, punch downs, MLF in barrel, aging on light lees, aging in French oak barrels, 30% new for 16 mo). A wonderful example of the new classy and refined style of Lynmar Pinot Noir. This was matched with sautéed boneless breast of Rocky chicken with Pinot Noir sauce, grilled vegetables, and rosemary roasted potatoes. · This Pinot is a terrific food wine. The aromatics feature ripe berries, cherries and herbs. There is the signature Russian River cola and spice in the background. Sleek and balanced with plenty of style and grace, the wine finishes with spice and vim. Reviewed November 26, 2006

Winery: Lynmar Estate
From article: Memoirs of a Wine Trip Well-Taken