Lingua Franca Eola-Amity Hills Tongue 'N Cheek Pinot Noir 2015


Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley - Oregon, USA

750ml / 13.5% ABV 

Boutique Wine

Blend: 100% Pinot Noir

94 points Wine Spectator

Lithe and delicately complex, offering rose petal and tart blueberry aromas, with effortlessly balanced raspberry, river rock and spice flavors that finish with refined tannins. Drink now through 2022.

94 points Decanter

In the Tongue n' Cheek cuvée, notes of wild berries mingle with black cherry, juniper and dark spice, leading into a more powerful, layered wine with a serious chassis of fine tannins and more dimension than its siblings. The fruit remains crisp and precise in this warm year. A very impressive debut vintage.

93 points James Suckling

Aromas of raspberries, blueberries and rose petals. Hints of milk chocolate, too. Medium body, tight and lightly chewy tannins and a fresh and drinkable finish. Shows tension.

92 points Wine Enthusiast

From a low-yielding, rocky site, this is a well-structured wine with compelling minerality. Its immaculate raspberry fruit is etched with well-modulated streaks of stem and leaf. It was aged in one-fifth new barriques.

The fruit for this cuvée comes from one of the oldest vineyards in Oregon, with rocky, Jory soil. After 14 months in barrel, it has been tamed, showing medium weight, with red and black fruit and some crystallized preserve notes. The finished wine is round, smooth and gamey, with plum dumpling and spice flavors and dark undercurrents of smoke, tar, flint, and roasted meat.


This wine is great on its own or pairs well with grilled or roasted red meats, game, and poultry


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Type: Red Wine



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