Lingua Franca

Avni Eola - Amity Hills Pinot Noir

9.134 ratings
9.110 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
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
Rufus King

Pinot Noir, with medium tannin and nice notes of cherries and flowers, from Oregon at Urban Grape in the South End, Boston

Pinot Noir, with medium tannin and nice notes of cherries and flowers, from Oregon at Urban Grape in the South End, Boston

May 1st, 2019
RustyR

Sweet black berry jam on nose hints of acetone. Mid palate ok finish. Earthy flavors

Sweet black berry jam on nose hints of acetone. Mid palate ok finish. Earthy flavors

Feb 1st, 2019
Cody White

Syrupy fruit. Really not to my liking when it comes to Pinot. It did improve much more on day 2. Perhaps a couple more years would have been beneficial, but in my experience that "syrupiness" never really totally resolves. Still, some really beautiful aromatics. Potential is there to be so much better.

Syrupy fruit. Really not to my liking when it comes to Pinot. It did improve much more on day 2. Perhaps a couple more years would have been beneficial, but in my experience that "syrupiness" never really totally resolves. Still, some really beautiful aromatics. Potential is there to be so much better.

Jan 13th, 2019
James Gleitman

Awesome. Really enjoyed this purchase from @Dustin Wilson, MS ‘s shop, Verve.

Awesome. Really enjoyed this purchase from @Dustin Wilson, MS ‘s shop, Verve.

Jan 5th, 2019