Lingua Franca is an estate in Eola- Amity Hills in the Willamette Valley in Oregon. What attracted me to this estate is the mere fact that Larry Stone created it on the best volcanic soils in collaboration with two great french wine folk, namely Dominique lafon and Thomas Savre. Burgundian savoir faire in oregon, now that's a great combination. These wines are focused, linear, not commercial, and delicate. So if you like the commercial Napa stuff, don't buy this.... teasing...
96pts | Decanter "The overall impression is of a consummate balance between richness and freshness, with another layer of firm underlying acidity too, and the wine lingers enticingly." Top Chardonnay pick for Oregon. - Charles Curtis, MW
95pts | Wine Enthusiast "This sleek yet rich wine is packed with ripe citrus, Honeycrisp apple, peach and pineapple tones. Barrel fermented and aged in 40% new oak, it showcases spectacular fruit on the palate that is softened by creamy, lightly toasty barrel flavors." - Paul Gregutt
94pts | Wine & Spirits
93pts | Wine Spectator