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Lingua Franca Chardonnay Willamette Valley Avni 2019

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2018 vintage notes

#17 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 2020, 95 points: "This is a stunning wine and a sensational value. Succulent, tangy and concentrated in ripe fruit, it explodes with flavors of lemon, peach, apricot and papaya lifted by a squeeze of lime. Fermented in a mix of concrete and neutral barrels, it was then aged in new puncheons and neutral barriques. Editors’ Choice.

2016 vintage notes

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."

The wine which started it all...through a clandestine wine-related adventure, I found myself with an unlabeled, not-yet-released bottle of Avni Chardonnay, the first Lingua Franca wine I tasted. I try to limit myself to a couple glasses most evenings but I admit to indulging once I opened this beauty. It's everything we love in Chardonnay, from the bright and racy citrus flavors to the mouthwatering minerality and seamless texture. - Marcus

AVNI is a Stone family name, which means “of rock” or “stone.”  


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