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2019 Lingua Franca Winery AVNI Chardonnay  



Price: $45.00       Your Price: $39.60



 



This is the only wine that is not estate grown, they moved from 3 vintages to 90% estate fruit. The vineyards are all on Rocky volcanic site.  Gelderman is the best type of volcanic soil, here named after a Dutch family with more pronounced gravels in the top soil.  On the nose this wine has aromas of lemon citrus and mineral, all biodynamic and organically farmed also showing notes of white flowers as the wine opens up. Bright and focused bouquet with lemon citrus, white flowers and a distinct minerality here, a firm hand of acidity and excellent length and complexity on the finish. Finish 45+ Most Excellent



 



2018 Lingua Franca Chardonnay Estate Eola Amity Hills 



Price: $55.50       Your Price: $48.84



 



The first estate fruit wine from their LSV vineyard that gives expression to a distinctively mineral quality in Lingua Franc’s white wines.   These Chardonnay blocks are located on the stoniest soils they have, over bedrock of 150 feet of red basalt.  Half of their original Chardonnay vineyard acreage is planted from CH548 cuttings taken from the fabled Montrachet vineyard of Burgundy, and the rest is planted with the trusted CH clone 76.  The result is medium sized berries producing fresh and citrusy aromas and these two clones have a more expressive mineral quality to them. A light nose that expresses more mineral character creamy lemon custard, grapefruit zest, jasmine and vanilla, with only 12.5% alcohol still quite ripe and with layers of fruit, light spice and a long-layered finish. Finish 50+ All eastern Exposure the 45th parallel skims the top of Saint Emilion and Avignon. Most Excellent



 



2017 Lingua Franca Pinot Noir Estate Eola Amity  



Price: $55.50       Your Price: $48.84            Quantity in Stock: 15



 



This is on the Gelderman soils, mainly 777 and 543 and this wine has a bit more perfume and floral notes with black raspberry fruit and a bit more minerality and complexity on the nose.  A big Pinot Noir but quite elegant and this wine has some tannins but a very balanced and a long finish all that nuance from the nose lingering through the finish.  Finish 50+ Most Excellent +



 



2018 Lingua Franca Pinot Noir The Plow Estate Eola Amity 



Price: $72.00       Your Price: $63.36



 



This looks to become a classic release of The Plow, with the deepest and longest flavors yet, ensuring longevity. As in 2017, it was composed of the finest lots of wine from the top of the vineyard where Larry Stone planted a refined, moderately productive Pinot Noir on the Gelderman-Jory soils that are the most expressive and nuanced of our vineyard site. The result is a powerful wine with luscious texture and length, a wine of contemplation and nuance. The long flavors are a complex of black cherry, dried herbs, black plum, red currant, black tea, rose petal, violets and minerals with a beautiful, long finish.



Vineyard Notes:  The fruit for the 2018 The Plow comes from the best parts of Blocks 1 and 2, PN777 on Gelderman-Jory Complex, a type of shallow volcanic soil about 2-5 feet deep with a layer of large gravels that impart extra energy to the vines and create more complex and intense flavors. In 2018 this translated into a richly layered wine, dense wine, even though the fermentations were handled gently



Production Notes:  In this dense vintage the whole cluster fruit was kept to 20%. Fermentation took place with wild yeast in a combination of stainless steel and concrete tanks. The destemmed fruit is selected for whole berries by a special destemmer/sorter. No broken fruit goes into the cuvée. Cap management begins with gentle pump-overs, followed by traditional pigeage by foot, as needed. After fermentation, the wines age in 24% new and 76% neutral French oak barriques for 12 months followed by an additional 5 months in stainless steel tank to bring the cuvée together prior to bottling.


  • List Price: $200.75

Quantity in Stock: 23

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