2015 Lingua Franca Tongue ‘n Cheek Eola-Amity Hills Oregon Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $60. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. My notes reflect my impressions of the wine from a previously opened bottle two days prior. Initially the nose and palate were quite primary. Penetrating aromas of dark red cherry and berry, dark red rose and anise. Mid weight plus in style, offering the vivid essence of fresh dark red cherries. Somewhat earthbound, with an attractive note of iron minerality. Expansive in the mouth, impeccably balanced, and sporting a remarkable finish replete with dark cherry fruit that is tenacious for what seems like a minute. Score: 94. Reviewed June 25, 2017

Winery: Lingua Franca
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Willamette Valley Wines