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Lingua Franca Pinot noir Eola-Amity Hills Tongue 'N Cheek 2015

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94 points Wine Spectator, Highly Recommended: "Lithe and delicately complex, offering rose petal and tart blueberry aromas, with effortlessly balanced raspberry, river rock and spice flavors that finish with refined tannins. Drink now through 2022. 594 cases made."

The fruit for this cuvée comes from one of the oldest vineyards in Oregon. It has rocky, Jory soil and slopes to the east directly above the town of Hopewell, not too far from our Lingua Franca vineyard. It was hard to work with and we almost called it sol méchant or mean ground. It has turned out much nicer after 14 months in barrel. Medium weight, red and black fruit with plum dumpling and spice. Dark undercurrents of smoke, tar, flint and roasted meat. Round, smooth with some sweet jammy notes.

Foods: cassoulet, pot-au-feu, plateau saucisson fromage, gulyásleves (goulasch stewed soup), beef stroganoff, dim sum, Peking duck, beef stew, cholent, pulled pork, Jamaican jerk pork, pork or beef larb, beef phở with tendon, brisket, pastrami, smoked tongue.

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If you haven't found a full case (12 bottles) to buy today, start your Build a Case now by purchasing a few bottles online, by phone or email. If you order online, select the Build a Case option. If by phone or email, just ask us to add the bottles to a Build a Case for you. You'll receive order confirmation and we'll cellar the wines for you at no charge.

Add to your case whenever you see wines you can't resist. Each time you add to your Build a Case, you'll be charged the discounted price.

When you complete your case, we'll apply a shipping rate and contact you to schedule your case for shipment.

Because of finite space in our warehouse, we kindly ask that you complete your Build a Case within six months. Please email or call us with any questions.