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2018 Lingua Franca The Plow Pinot Noir

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at retail

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RATINGS

94Wine Spectator

Graceful in its complexity and elegantly expressive, offering lithe raspberry and cherry flavors that are laced with a hint of crushed stone and black tea that build tension toward medium-grained tannins.

94Vinous / IWC

Smoke- and spice-accented red and blue fruit scents... Alluringly sweet and energetic on the palate, offering cherry preserve, black raspberry and spicecake flavors that deepen through the back half with no loss of vivacity. Fine-grained tannins frame an impressively long finish that features resonating floral and mineral notes.

93Wine Enthusiast

Lovely aromatics bring a pleasing plummy note, lightly kissed with toast and cocoa. The firm dark fruit flavors come with a streak of espresso and lead into slightly grainy, textural tannins.

17Jancis Robinson

Fragrant and quite intense on the nose...savoury note that keeps the whole thing extremely refreshing. Long.

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.