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2018 Lingua Franca Mimi's Mind Pinot Noir

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at retail

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RATINGS

94Wine Enthusiast

...aromatic weave of bee pollen, wild berry and rose opens into a balanced palate. Those scents turn into flavors, along with cherries and a seam of root beer.

93The Wine Advocate

...aromas of blackberries laced with earth, aniseed and classy whole-cluster spice. The palate is medium-bodied, black-fruited, glossy and ultra fresh with a lovely dichotomy of bright freshness lifting the long finish.

92Wine Spectator

Tense and vibrant, with a steely core of acidity and tannins framed by bright cherry and cranberry flavors...

92James Suckling

Aromas of wild blackberries, redcurrants and tea leaves with floral undertones. It’s medium-bodied with crunchy tannins. Juicy and textured with bright acidity and spicy character. Vibrant and focused.

17.5Jancis Robinson

Very rich and intense on the nose... Beautiful poise as well as all that flavour. Wonderful depth and nuance of flavour.

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.