Sign In

2017 Lingua Franca Mimi's Mind Pinot Noir

Not Currently In Auction

Latest Sale Price

September 25, 2022 - $76

Estimate

RATINGS

96Vinous / IWC

Assertive red berry liqueur, cherry cola, potpourri and incense aromas show outstanding clarity and mineral lift. Offers concentrated yet impressively energetic black raspberry, bitter cherry, spicecake and floral pastille flavors...finishes spicy, subtly tannic and extremely long, with resonating florality and a touch of smokiness.

93The Wine Advocate

...licorice, allspice and cinnamon with blackberry and marionberry pie, loamy earth, violets, bergamot and an earthy undercurrent. It’s medium-bodied with oodles of ripe, earth-laced fruits, a pleasantly chalky frame and woven freshness, finishing long and flavorful.

93Wine Spectator

...impressive core of bright acidity and finely groomed tannins, wrapped in pinpoint notes of raspberry, violet and crushed stone.

93Wine Enthusiast

...loaded with tart black fruits, annotated with dried herbs, earth and clay. The finish brings zippy, citrus-infused acidity.

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.