Lynmar Estate

Quail Hill Pinot Noir 2016

Russian River Valley

This incredible Pinot Noir from Lynmar’s sustainably farmed Quail Hill Estate vineyard blends a selection of over 15 clones, resulting in a wine of incredible depth and nuance.


Lynmar’s 45-acre Quail Hill Vineyard is comprised of fourteen distinguished Pinot Noir clones. All of them are included in this signature estate blend, which harmonizes the complexity of this extraordinary site, and the pure, elegant expression
of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.


Lynmar’s state-of-the-art, multilevel, gravity-flow winery allows the gentlest treatment of the grapes as they arrive in the cellar. Harvested in the cool, early morning hours, the delicate clusters are transferred to the press with a forklift to avoid pumping. The juice is drained by gravity, then allowed to settle and complete fermentation before being transferred to aging vessels.

This wine spends 14 months in French oak barrels, 46% new.

Tasting Notes

A glowing garnet in the glass, the Quail Hill Pinot Noir offers bright aromas of brambly fruits, hibiscus flower, black tea, allspice and cherry
kirsch. Flavors of plum, cedar, clove and orange zest shine through the beautifully textured palate. A long supple finish echoes hints of wild berry and forest floor.



Grape Varieties

Pinot Noir


Russian River Valley





Suggested Retail Price



"Complex and compact"

Wine Enthusiast (Cellar Selection) - September 12, 2019 "This wine exudes notes of cherry, blueberry and pine forest on the nose. The palate offers plenty of savory notes within its full-bodied folds of grippy tannin and toasted oak. Complex and compact, it will hold well in the cellar."

"Well-sculpted and elegant"

James Suckling - September 12, 2019 "Well-sculpted and elegant, this offers plenty of cedary accents to the roasted plum, cherry tart and dark currant flavors that feature some mocha notes. Dark chocolate detail emerges on the finish. Drink now through 2024. 922 cases made."

"Supple, fleshy"

James Suckling - September 12, 2019 "A rich and ripe, dark-fruited nose with toasted spices and a wealth of cherries on offer. The palate has a supple, fleshy feel and plenty of rich cherry flavor, carrying deep into the finish. Drink now."

"concentrated red and blue berry notions"

Wine Advocate (92+) - September 12, 2019 "The 2016 Pinot Noir Quail Hill Vineyard has a medium ruby-purple color and nose of warm cranberries and red cherries with touches of baking spice and smoked meats. Medium-bodied with concentrated red and blue berry notions in the mouth, it has firm, finely grained tannins and a layered finish. 922 cases produced."

Trade Materials

Other Wines by this Producer

Russian River Valley Chardonnay

Russian River Valley

This classic representation of Russian River Chardonnay from Lynmar features a selection of clones, each vinified separately and blended together, that show the range of flavors and textures that can be achieved in this climate. 

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Russian River Valley

The Russian River Valley Pinot Noir showcases the purity and vibrancy of the region with nuanced texture and bright aromatics. At its core, this wine is comprised of Lynmar’s three Russian River Valley vineyards – Quail Hill, Susanna’s and Adam’s – along with neighboring properties that share similar viticultural philosophies.

Quail Hill Chardonnay

Russian River Valley

This incredible Chardonnay from some of the oldest vines on Lynmar’s Quail Hill Estate is emblematic of the very best aromatics, minerality, finesse, and depth that the Russian River Valley has to offer.