Elegant and balanced describe Lynmar's landscaping and contemporary architecture, but the terms also apply to the wine-making philosophy. Expect genteel, handcrafted Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs with long, luxurious finishes, especially on those Pinots. The attention to refinement and detail extends to the tasting room, where well-informed pourers serve patrons enjoying garden and vineyard views through two-story-tall windows. The consistent winner here is
the Quail Hill Pinot Noir, a blend of some or all of the 14 Pinot Noir clones grown in the vineyard outside, but the Russian River Pinot Noir and the Hill Pinot Noir are also exceptional. Many of the wines, including a rich, deep Syrah, can be bought only online or at the winery.