Lingua Franca

Avni Eola - Amity Hills Pinot Noir

9.280 ratings
9.120 pro ratings
Eola - Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Paco Suro

Nice. Bright.

Nice. Bright.

Oct 29th, 2019
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The ‘Avni’ Pinot Noir by Lingua Franca opens with toasty oak that wraps around bright red fruits with earthy and citrus rind tones, all melding together in the glass. The palate has beautiful balance, showing a smooth texture and a bright acidity. Intense red fruits collide with minerals and hints of blood orange zest with peat moss on the palate. The long, earthy and red fruit-driven finish lingers. While marvelous in its youth, this has at least a decade ahead of it. Drink 2019-2029- 92

The ‘Avni’ Pinot Noir by Lingua Franca opens with toasty oak that wraps around bright red fruits with earthy and citrus rind tones, all melding together in the glass. The palate has beautiful balance, showing a smooth texture and a bright acidity. Intense red fruits collide with minerals and hints of blood orange zest with peat moss on the palate. The long, earthy and red fruit-driven finish lingers. While marvelous in its youth, this has at least a decade ahead of it. Drink 2019-2029- 92

May 28th, 2019
Matt Lasater

I find this to be a knockout for the price. Great purity, expressive nose, complex palate and plenty of charm for an easy drop. The tannins have a nice presence, adding definition. Ripe and juicy black raspberry and black cherry notes, kirsch, crushed earth, struck rocks, violets and cinnamon spices. It certainly has a volcanic tone to it. There’s and slight undertone of savoriness and sweet wood that highlight the wine. Very nicely done. 35 WC 20% N oak.

I find this to be a knockout for the price. Great purity, expressive nose, complex palate and plenty of charm for an easy drop. The tannins have a nice presence, adding definition. Ripe and juicy black raspberry and black cherry notes, kirsch, crushed earth, struck rocks, violets and cinnamon spices. It certainly has a volcanic tone to it. There’s and slight undertone of savoriness and sweet wood that highlight the wine. Very nicely done. 35 WC 20% N oak.

Apr 25th, 2019
Kiley Baker

Certified Specialist of Wine/Educator/Owner of Wine Genie LLC

8.9

First wine from this producer and it did not disappoint! Lovely, earthy Pinot Noir of substance. Excited to visit in a few weeks!

First wine from this producer and it did not disappoint! Lovely, earthy Pinot Noir of substance. Excited to visit in a few weeks!

Apr 7th, 2019
Corey Zamora, CSW

Beautiful Pinot, there’s a tension in this bottle that’s terrific. Larry Stone and Dominique Lafon project.

Beautiful Pinot, there’s a tension in this bottle that’s terrific. Larry Stone and Dominique Lafon project.

Feb 13th, 2019
Kai Wright

❤️❤️❤️

❤️❤️❤️

Feb 6th, 2019
Matt Perlman

There is really very little “Burgundian” about this despite the Francophile name and Dominique Lafon’s involvement. It’s a very nice middle of the road Oregon Pinot, showing plush red and blue fruit and some earth tones, restrained but with some flesh to it appropriate for the region and the vintage.

There is really very little “Burgundian” about this despite the Francophile name and Dominique Lafon’s involvement. It’s a very nice middle of the road Oregon Pinot, showing plush red and blue fruit and some earth tones, restrained but with some flesh to it appropriate for the region and the vintage.

Aug 9th, 2018
Sarah O'Kelley

Dark fruit & earth; nicely balanced.

Dark fruit & earth; nicely balanced.

Jun 16th, 2018
Andrew Lohse

Raspberry, brambly, brilliant. Earthy and lengthy, but the fruit is what shines.

Raspberry, brambly, brilliant. Earthy and lengthy, but the fruit is what shines.

Jan 20th, 2018
JP Pierce

Nicely restrained for the vintage. Medium bodied and good length well done for the price point.

Nicely restrained for the vintage. Medium bodied and good length well done for the price point.

Aug 1st, 2017