2018 Russian River Valley Lingenfelder Vineyard Pinot Noir
2018 Pinot Noir
92 PointsKim Marcus, Wine Spectator
About This Wine
Always our last vineyard to pick in the Russian River Valley, the Lingenfelder Vineyard sits in a cooler spot of the Santa Rosa Plain and is planted with later ripening clones – Pommard and Martini. Mark Lingenfelder has been farming grapes in the Russian River Valley for well over three decades, and his home ranch always looks impeccable. The 2018 vintage of the Lingenfelder Vineyard is wonderfully lush up front, with dark fruit notes from the Martini clone given lift by the more floral Pommard clone. The ample palate weight is framed by elegant acidity that tightens the finish.