2021 Lingua Franca Pinot Noir, Lingua Franca Estate, Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon – WS 95

2021 Lingua Franca Pinot Noir, Lingua Franca Estate, Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon – WS 95

$52.95

Description

Lingua Franca was co-founded by former sommelier “guru” Larry Stone and Dominique Lafon of white Burgundy fame in 2015, inspired by the exceptional vineyard site in the Eola-Amity Hills that Larry bought in 2012. They soon hired Thomas Savre, a brilliant young winemaker with work experience at some of the best domaines in Burgundy and an inquisitive mind.  All are committed to farming and winemaking practices that respect the environment, believing that complex and undisturbed ecosystems help to create the most complex and seductive wines.

“A compelling, multilayered red, with lilting raspberry and cherry flavors that expand to reveal fresh violet and earthy mineral accents, which build tension toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2032. 1,698 cases made.” – 95 points, Wine Spectator