Quail Hill Chardonnay
Quail Hill Pinot Noir
2018 Lynmar Quail Hill Chardonnay: Lynn Fritz founded Quail Hill Ranch and Vineyards in 1980. Lynn and his wife Anisya have since added six contiguous parcels around Quail Hill to create their 100-acre estate. There are 17 distinct blocks. You realize that this is a wine of pedigree by the inviting aromas of apple blossom and field flowers. The entry welcomes you with spiced pears integrated with ginger gently wrapped with minerality. This elegant wine is reminiscent of a grand cru Chablis and speaks of versatility at the dinner table.
2018 Lynmar Quail Hill Pinot Noir: The Quail Hill vineyard is part of the Lynmar Estate and consists of 14 unique clones of Pinot Noir. The 45-acre Quail Hill vineyard was originally planted in 1974 and contains some of the oldest plantings of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in Russian River Valley. This deep garnet wine opens with rose petals and earth. Dark plums, black tea and stone cherry elements balanced with fresh acidity make you think of Pommard in Burgundy. The tannins are silky and ripe leading to a long finish.