Wine Spectator's Advance just hit with a new, highly-coveted Highly Recommended designation and for one of our favorite 2017 Willamette Valley Pinots: Lingua Franca The Plow. Don't miss it or their stellar Estate Chardonnay; they're doubly recommended!
$53.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($59.95 regular)
94 points Wine Spectator, Highly Recommended: "Vibrant and full of tension, this balances refined layers of raspberry, dusky spice and flinty minerality with a handsome structure that builds elegant intensity toward fine-grained tannins. Best from 2021 through 2029."
Us: It smells amazing--red fruit essence, spice and floral accents--lifting right out of the glass and to your senses. Then it begins building...stacking luscious layers of texture and whole cluster complexity wrapped in pretty and pure red fruited Pinot glory. Elegance and depth to spare. The Plow pays tribute to Lingua Franca's vineyard workers and growers, who use organic and biodynamic farming methods, striving to disturb the vineyard soils as little as possible.
$49.45 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($54.95 regular)
93 points Wine Spectator: "Harmonious and silky in texture, with layered apple, lemon blossom and crushed stone accents that dance on a long, vibrant finish. Drink now through 2021. 365 cases made."
Us: Smells mouthwatering, tastes mouthwatering! Our kind of Chard: lemony heaven, from fresh to custard creme, with the ideal balance of richness and brilliant precision. Sophisticated accents of chamomile and pristine-glacial-stream-over-rock (esoteric, but if you hike in Oregon, it's one of those unmistakable parts of life you can't live without).
Half of Lingua Franca's Estate Chardonnay vineyard is planted to cuttings from vines found in the Montrachet vineyard, the source of the world's most famous Chardonnay (and perhaps, white wine).