Lingua Franca Chardonnay "Sisters" 2016
(Eola Amity Hills, Oregon) - [WE 93]
Regular price $90.00 Sale price $79.97 Save $10.03
This Chardonnay combines the finest lots of the vintage, from 100% Jory and Nekia soils in the Eola-Amity Hills, Bunker Hill (Salem) and Dundee.
The grapes were picked to maximize freshness and tension in the finished wine. Whole cluster pressed, settled in tank for 24 hours on average, barrel fermented in a combination of 20% new, 600 liter puncheons and 80% old French oak barriques from diverse coopers and left to age for 10 months. Full malolactic fermentation completed in each vessel and then the wines were put back in tank with their lees for 4 months prior to bottling.
Aging: 20% new, 600 liter puncheons and 80% old French oak barriques for 10 months.
The depth of flavor in the fruit creates a wine that is intense and long. It can seem racy one moment and dense and rich the next, making it lively and multifaceted.
Ratings & Reviews
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Sleek and refined, with elegant apple, quince and river rock accents that build complexity and richness on a long, crisp finish. Drink now through 2021. 141 cases made." - TF (Issue Nov 15, 2018)