Pure Lynmar – Earth
A great wine begins in the vineyard, but where does a great vineyard begin?
When vines are planted in deep, well-drained soils, warmed by the sun on an exposed, sloping hillside, chilled by the cool embrace of dense, coastal fog, with surroundings as natural, beneficial, and diverse as the Laguna de Santa Rosa. When each element is honored through stewardship of the land, the whole becomes more than the sum of the parts. The result? PURE, LYNMAR.
(This blog post is part of a series – part 1 of 4)
Honoring Nuance, From Dirt to Glass
Quail Hill Vineyard is composed of three distinct mesoclimates that create a vibrant palette for winemaking.
Ridge Top Soils: The deep, underlying soils at the top of Quail Hill, often referred to as the Altamont series, bring a brilliant red hue to the vineyard ridges. Vines grown in these soils are more strained, resulting in smaller berries and looser clusters. Grapes harvested from the ridges of Quail Hill, such as Old Vines and Summit, are often given the spotlight in Lynmar’s Pinnacle Tier wines due to their complexity.
Hillside Mélange: Natural undulations in the vineyard create dynamic compositions of ridge top and sandy loam soils. Many of Lynmar’s vineyard designate wines, such as Block 10, harmonize the unique characteristics found at the top and bottom of a hill, respectively.
Sandy Loams: Grapes grown in the quintessentially sandy, well-drained Sebastopol Series and Goldridge soils, such as Block 12, come together in harmony to create Lynmar’s consummate Russian River Valley blends.