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Lingua Franca Ryan's Plow Pinot Noir
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17¼/20

Lingua Franca Ryan's Plow Pinot Noir 2016

Willamette Valley, Oregon, United StatesThe source for this darker pinot is the oldest vineyard site (planted in 1975) in the eastern Eola-Amity Hills, comprised of older Pommard and Dijon 115 clones. The style is denser and weightier, almost voluptuous from fruit that is farmed organically or biodynamically. ‘The Plow’ is a reference to another era in farming as well as a tribute to LF growers and vineyard workers who keeping the cover crop in place all year round, disturbing the vineyard soils as little as possible. As intense and rich as this wine is it still has the LF purity and focus that brings you back to the site and core beliefs of the team. Can we say more New World than Old World? Made for grilled salmon with an Asian soy dressing. This cuvée comes from two vineyards overseen by Australian viticulturist Ryan Hannaford who recently worked with Dominique Lafon at Evening Land.Tasted: 31 October 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 125.00 private wine shops US 66.00 srp Producer: Lingua FrancaDistributors: Revelry Import Company
Varietal: Pinot NoirCSPC: 182381UPC: 00852672008033