Lingua Franca Estate Pinot Noir 2021
|United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley
Lingua Franca Estate Pinot Noir enters with red fruits of raspberry and pomegranate, juicy red cherry, and has moderate, round tannins that provide structure. The finish is medium long and mineral with a discernable salinity.
A compelling, multilayered red, with lilting raspberry and cherry flavors that expand to reveal fresh violet and earthy mineral accents, which build tension toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2032.
The 2021 Pinot Noir Estate sees 25% new oak, with 25% whole cluster inclusion, and pours a jeweled ruby hue. Super expressive on the nose, with notes of framboise, wild herbs, rosemary, and dusty earth, the palate takes on more iron richness in its texture and profile, with ripe fruit and tannins and an even spine of acidity. It will do well over the next 8-10 years. It retains wonderful purity but has the stuffing to last. 1500 cases produced.
Boysenberries and savory roasted meat aromas are quite a one-two punch. Touches of worn leather and orange peel are mere bonuses. The tannins of this wine are grippy, providing a bit of chewiness to the texture. Red raspberries and cherries meld with flavors of strong black tea and a trace of wet slate.