Lynmar Estate Winery
Owner Lynn Fritz has an unstoppable energy and relentless devotion in making this one of the ultra-premium labels in Russian River. As a CEO of a global logistics company, Lynn purchased a property designated as Quail Hill, for his summer retreat. Ten years later he established a winery expanding the property with contiguous parcels of vineyards. The 100-acre estate has five different aspects with 14 different clones of Pinot Noir and six clones of Chardonnay.
17 Suzanna's Vineyard Chardonnay: A clear, pale straw pineapple. There is a hint of pretzel with a lemon cream bouquet. The mouth-feel is opulent and integrated with orange blossom, honeydew and warm baking spices. Flavors sail through the mid-palate ending on a note of citrus and a touch of minerality.
17 Quail Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir: Immediately you become enchanted with a bouquet of violets and dried rose petals. The deep, dark ruby hue unveils a compact wine with ripened black cherries and a potpourri of exotic spices and herbs. Lavender, cinnamon, cardamom and so much more capture your undivided attention as you delve into the depths of this brooding wine. The finely grained tannins show that it will benefit from aging.