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2016 Lingua Franca Sisters Vineyard Chardonnay

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at retail

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Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at retail

2 available
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Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific

RATINGS

95Vinous / IWC

Vibrant, mineral-tinged citrus and orchard fruit aromas are complemented by a building honeysuckle nuance and an exotic touch of saffron. Shows impressive depth as well as energy to the sappy nectarine and pear flavors, along with a firming snap of bitter lemon pith. Powerful yet delicate in style, finishing minerally, focused and extremely long, with lingering florality and a sneaky oyster shell nuance.

93Wine Spectator

Sleek and refined, with elegant apple, quince and river rock accents that build complexity and richness on a long, crisp finish.

REGION

United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills

Dundee Hills AVA is in Yamhill County, and it is entirely contained within the Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon’s best known appellation. Dundee Hills is about 30 miles southwest of Portland, and has 1,300 vineyard acres. It was awarded AVA status in 2004 and, like much of Oregon, is known for Pinot Noir. Several of Oregon’s 20th century wine pioneers established their vineyards and wineries in Dundee Hills, adding to its status as a region long-recognized for producing high quality, iconic Oregon wines. Eyrie Vineyards, Erath Winery and Sokol Blosser remain some of Oregon’s most celebrated producers, and all were founded in what is now Dundee Hills in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.