Jeb Dunnuck
Wine Enthusiast
Wine Spectator
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Lingua Franca Estate Pinot Noir 2021

Product description

Lingua Franca was co-founded by Larry Stone, David Honig, and Dominique Lafon 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.

Lingua Franca Estate Pinot Noir enters with red fruits of raspberry and pomegranate, juicy red cherry, and has moderate, round tannins that provide structure. The finish is medium long and mineral with a discernable salinity. 

95 Points - Wine Spectator

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.

95 Points - Jeb Dunnuck

The 2021 Pinot Noir Estate sees 25% new oak, with 25% whole cluster inclusion, and pours a jeweled ruby hue. Super expressive on the nose, with notes of framboise, wild herbs, rosemary, and dusty earth, the palate takes on more iron richness in its texture and profile, with ripe fruit and tannins and an even spine of acidity. 

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast