Saturday, December 12, 2020

Lingua Franca Chardonnay

#17 on their top 100 Wines of the Year
2018 Lingua Franca Avni Chardonnay (Willamette Valley)...$28.99

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.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Enthusiast

2018 Lingua Franca Estate Chardonnay (Eola-Amity Hills)...$49.99
The overall impression is of a consummate balance between richness and freshness, with another layer of firm underlying acidity too, and the wine lingers enticingly." Top Chardonnay pick for Oregon. - Charles Curtis, MW
Rated 96/100 Decanter Magazine
This sleek yet rich wine is packed with ripe citrus, Honeycrisp apple, peach and pineapple tones. Barrel fermented and aged in 40% new oak, it showcases spectacular fruit on the palate that is softened by creamy, lightly toasty barrel flavors.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Enthusiast

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