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2016 Lingua Franca Estate Pinot Noir

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September 25, 2022 - $61

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RATINGS

93The Wine Advocate

...lush fruits—warm cranberries, red currants and blackberries—with nuances of orange peel, earth and potpourri. Medium-bodied, it offers great intensity and amaro-laced fruits, with a finely granulated frame and seamless freshness, finishing long and bright.

93Wine Spectator

Deep and brooding, yet retains a sense of focus and polish, offering dark cherry, black tea and spice box flavors that take on momentum toward refined tannins.

93Vinous / IWC

Intense, mineral-accented red berry and cherry aromas are complemented by suggestions of five-spice powder and candied flowers. Silky and appealingly sweet, offering incisive raspberry, cherry and rose pastille flavors that are accompanied by a smoky mineral quality. Shows excellent clarity and spicy lift on the energetic finish...

93Owen Bargreen

Red cherry preserves, peat moss, wet stone and pomegranate seed aromas mark the nose. The tension really drives this medium-bodied, sexy Pinot Noir. Red fruits clash with citrus rind and earthy undertones on the palate. Delicious...

90Burghound.com

Here too there is sufficient reduction to suppress the fruit and it was a bit more stubborn to dissipate though dissipate it eventually did to uncover more deeply pitched aromas of plum, black cherry and violet.

16.5Jancis Robinson

Zesty, fresh-fruited. Appetisingly dry. Super fruity... Very clean and pure. Between light- and medium-bodied. Jewel-bright.

REGION

United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eola-Amity Hills

Willamette Valley AVA was established in 1983, and it is the oldest appellation in Oregon. Oregon’s modern wine industry began in the Willamette Valley in the 1960s when artists, vagabond winemakers, and U.C. Davis oenology graduates looking for new territory started their own, small, off-the-grid wineries. The appellation is the state’s largest, and it extends 175 miles from Columbia River on the Washington/Oregon border to just south of Eugene, near central Oregon. The Willamette River runs through the area, helping to give the appellation a mild year-round climate. There are six smaller sub-appellations within this AVA, but altogether the Willamette Valley has the largest concentration of wineries in Oregon, as well as the majority of the state’s most famous producers. Pinot Noir is king here, followed by Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling. To most admirers of Oregon Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley offers the most distinctive wine choices in the state.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.