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Thank you for coming along with us on our journey. For exciting news, past & present, we have assembled a few highlights to share some of our proudest moments. 

 

10 Amazing Oregon Chardonnays That Rival the Great White Burgundies

Chosen for their brightness, complexity, structure and minerality, we're proud that our 2017 Sisters Chardonnay made it onto the list!

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36 Of The Best Pinot Noirs Willamette Valley Has To Offer

Thanks to Forbes Magazine for featuring our 2016 Estate Pinot Noir as one of the best Pinot Noirs in the Willamette Valley!

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Oregon Chardonnay Escapes the Buttery Clichés

Wine Critic, Eric Asimov, breaks down the science behind Oregon Chardonnays and explains what sets them apart. 

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CHARDONNAY, THE OREGON WAY - Part 2

In this second chapter of his Wine School class on Oregon Chardonnay, wine critic Eric Asimov, recommends three Willamette Valley chardonnays to taste critically. 

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The 14 Best Wines We Uncorked This Year

"Just when American taste for Pinot Noir is beginning to lean toward a more Burgundian style—and eyes turn to Oregon’s cool Willamette Valley, where earthy, savory Pinot is possible—a new winery has emerged there as a leader of the trend, with bottles that channel the French model in the best New World way."

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FRENCH CONNECTIONS

Larry Stone carves out his own piece of Oregon with an assist from Dominique Lafon.

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THE RISE OF CHARDONNAY

"For producers like Walter Scott and Lingua Franca, the central Willamette Valley is a region that speaks of a distinctly Oregon chardonnay, a signature driven by freshness and energy."

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TOP 100 WINES - 2017 & 2018

Each year, Wine Spectator editors survey the wines reviewed over the previous 12 months and select our Top 100, based on quality, value, availability and excitement.

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MEET OREGON'S FRENCH WINEMAKERS

These pioneering expats have ventured to Oregon and are showing the world why this state is called the Burgundy of the Pacific Northwest.

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OREGON'S PINOT NOUVEAU

The next wave of Willamette Valley stars includes nascent projects from industry vets and an artistic up-and-comer.

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UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF LARRY STONE

Peers and protégés reflect on how the wine virtuoso’s keen intellect and generous spirit impacted their careers.

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A NEW WINERY

Master sommelier & winery consultant Larry Stone discusses his 66-acre vineyard and 18,000-case winery.

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CHARDONNAY, THE OREGON WAY

Wine Critic, Eric Asimov, explains why Oregon’s chardonnays have improved so dramatically over the last decade or so.

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LARRY STONE INTERVIEW

Jancis interviews Larry Stone - one of the best-known sommeliers in America.

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REVIEW HISTORY FOR LINGUA FRANCA

The Prince of Pinot provides insight into the history of Lingua Franca and a listing of all Lingua Franca reviews to date.

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I'LL DRINK TO THAT Ep. #172

Listen to an interview from I'll Drink to That! where Levi Dalton, author & sommelier, interviews Larry Stone.

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I'LL DRINK TO THAT Ep. #407

Listen to the second interview from I'll Drink to That! where Levi Dalton, author & sommelier, interviews Larry Stone.

 

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I'LL DRINK TO THAT Ep. #438

In his podcast, I'll Drink to That!, Levi Dalton interviews Dominique Lafon, Lingua Franca's Consulting Winemaker. 

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STATE-OF-THE-ART

Lingua Franca’s sleek, state-of-the-art winery blends the spirit of Willamette Valley ingenuity with the soul of Burgundy’s winemaking traditions.

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PARTY WINES

Jancis Robinson names the 2015 AVNI Pinot Noir one of the best wines to serve at a party.

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MIMI’S MIND PINOT NOIR

Jancis Robinson awards the 2015 Mimi's Mind Pinot Noir 18 points upon a tasting last Spring.

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THRILLING OREGON WINE

"Lingua Franca is unquestionably one of the most exciting new projects in years."

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