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Lingua Franca: From Start Up to Blue Chip

No single Oregon winery debut in recent history caused a similar frenzy to that of Lingua Franca. Eighteen months later, we can confirm what we said then: Lingua Franca is unquestionably one of the most exciting new wine projects in years. 

As we predicted, Lingua Franca's star has risen; they've gone from start up to blue chip in a little over a year. 

Their first round of 2016 Pinot noirs and Chardonnays are here today, fresh off another round of stellar reviews from Wine Spectator. We've tasted all of them (more than once) and will tell you straight up: they are fantastic, authentic wines entirely deserving of your glass and your cellar. 

Lingua Franca Chardonnay Bunker Hill 2016

$44.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order
($49.95 regular) 
94 points Wine Spectator: "Sleek and seamlessly complex, featuring expressive floral lemongrass and steely mineral aromas and plush yet refined green apple and lemon flavors accented by spicy lees. Drink now through 2022."

Lingua Franca Estate Pinot noir Eola-Amity Hills 2016
$44.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order
($49.95 regular) 
93 points Wine Spectator: "Deep and brooding, yet retains a sense of focus and polish, offering dark cherry, black tea and spice box flavors that take on momentum toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2024."

Lingua Franca Avni Willamette Valley Chardonnay 2016

$31.45 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($34.95 regular) 
93 points Wine Spectator: "Refined and gracefully complex, with precise and vibrant Meyer lemon, river stone and apricot flavors that glide on a long finish. Drink now through 2020."

Lingua Franca Avni Willamette Valley Pinot noir 2016
$31.45 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($34.95 regular) 
92 points Wine Spectator: "Elegant and sleekly focused, with complex and precise raspberry and dark cherry flavors accented by crushed stone and cinnamon notes that glide toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2024."
A little more about Lingua Franca 
Co-founded by wine icon Larry Stone, financial mastermind David Honig, and famed Burgundian Dominique Lafon, who makes some of the world's greatest white wines, the team established roots on a prime Eola-Amity Hills site. They were joined by our good friend Thomas Savre, one of the brightest young voices in Oregon who we came to know as assistant winemaker at Evening Land and who previously worked in the cellar and vineyard of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, the pinnacle of Pinot noir on the planet. Together, the Lingua Franca team has quickly established itself as a go-to producer of Willamette Valley wine.
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