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Lingua Franca LLC

Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Eola Amity Hills
Harvest Date
Early September
20% new and 80% old French oak barriques for 12 months
Alcohol %
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2016 Hope Well Pinot Noir

94pts | Tim Fish, Wine Spectator “Sleek and trim, with expressive cherry and black tea aromas and steely raspberry, stony mineral and sweet anise flavors that persist toward refined tannins"

94pts | Josh Raynolds, Vinous

340 cases produced

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SKU: 40009458-16
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The wine has a round, mouth-filling texture with rose petal and exotic spice aromas, and red fruit flavors that continue through the finish.
Vineyard Notes
The fruit for this wine was grown by Mimi Casteel using her thoughtful farming practices. The vineyard is situated in one of the prime areas of the Eola-Amity Hills, not far from our own Lingua Franca Estate, enjoying the same elevation, macro-climate and soils as we have. The fruit selected for this special cuvée comes from Dijon Clone Pinot Noir 667 and Pommard. PN 667 tends to add structure, with floral and spicy notes.
Production Notes
Sorted on a vibrating table before the whole clusters of lignified stems and perfectly ripened fruit were fed bin by bin, not pumped, into the small format stainless steel fermenting tanks of between 2 to 5-ton capacity. Hope Well is about 40% whole cluster. Fermentation began with gentle pump overs. Foulage and pigeage were done traditionally by foot as needed. After fermentation, the wines aged in a combination of 20% new and 80% old French oak barriques for 12 months and 5 months in tank prior to bottling.

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