Lingua Franca Pinot Noir 'Mimi's Mind' Eola-Amity Hills 2015
Founded by Larry Stone MS, David Honig, and Dominique Lafon, Lingua Franca beautifully meshes Old World mentality with New World terroir, highlighting impeccable growing sites in Oregon’s Eola-Amity Hills. The 2015 ‘Mimi’s Mind,’ named for the grower, is 70% whole-cluster fermented, foot stomped & barrel aged. Dark fruit and integrated new oak give way to a complex palate full of plum and violet flavors, noted with minerality and baking spice.
Oregon, United States
Just southwest of Portland is some of the world's greatest Pinot Noir, planted in sedimentary soils left by the Missoula Floods, cooled by Pacific air sneaking through gaps in the Cascades.