2010 Lynmar Estate Pinot Noir Freestone

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Sonoma County
  • > Russian River Valley
Drink between 2012 - 2018
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • kennyd Likes this wine: (93 points)

    April 11, 2014 - Totally bummed that this was the last bottle we have in our cellar. This is such a yummy wine. It was great sipping by itself, but was off the hook with the Rudy's brisket that we had shipped in from Texas. AWESOME! I have found that pinots sourced from Freestone just have this wonderful and consistent marriage of big, explosive fruitiness with nice, bracing acidity (the acidity makes them great for pairing with a wide range of foods). Well done, Lynmar! BTW this wine is completely at its peak, and I would drink now, because no telling when it might start to flatten out.

  • kennyd wrote: (92 points)

    January 26, 2014 - Truly yummy. Big red fruit with nice underlying acidity. A bit of the forest floor, after aeration, but not like a classic burgundy. Just some really good drinking, by itself and with some hot tortilla soup. Nice on a cold Sunday night. I reiterate: it is at the peak, and given the fruit forward taste, we will drink our last two bottles in the next 6-12 months.

  • Rich S Likes this wine: (93 points)

    December 28, 2013 - Popped and poured. Consistent with previous bottle. Compared to the Patricia Green pinot, this was a voluptuous effort but not over the top. Nose of raspberry, chocolate covered cherries, baking spices, a bit of red licorice and vanilla. Really pretty to smell. Similar flavors on the palate with a slightly candied red fruit profile and a touch of toasty oak. Raspberries definitely come through loud and clear. Good acidity and a silky smooth mouthfeel and long finish. Most agreed this was their WOTN.

  • kennyd wrote: (92 points)

    December 25, 2013 - Yum yum! At the top if it's game.

  • danielbleier Likes this wine: (93 points)

    December 22, 2013 - better than bottle of 3/1/2013, seemed better integrated. Cherry and red raspberry playing with clove and cinnamon. Touch of cola on the finish.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2012, Issue #162 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Lynmar Estate
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Freestone
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Russian River Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 255 (67%)
  • Consumed 127 (33%)

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Who Likes This Wine

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