2018 Arlyn Pinot Noir "In Good Faith", Willamette Valley, Oregon
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ABOUT THE WINE
Made by the incomparable Thomas Savre of Lingua Franca, a protegé of Dominque Lafon and formerly of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, royal Burgundian roots whisper through these truly Oregon wines.
Kimberly Abrahams, formerly of Domaine Serene and Robert Sinskey Vineyards is Assistant Winemaker. The team at Lingua Franca has an energy and an understated insistence on quality that provides the perfect home for Arlyn wine’s beginnings.
ABOUT THE WINERY
Founded in 2012 by Janis Pate, a Western Washington native, who decide to take over a 40 acre property in Chehalem Mountains AVA of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, Its rolling landscape of classic Willakenzie sedimentary soils, hidden creek, and charming walnut trees held the promise of something special. It would need work, and a lot of it; Janis engaged local expertise and thoughtfully began to plant Pinot noir, Gamay noir, and Chardonnay, culminating in 20 acres under vine. She named the vineyard for her mother, Arlyn, and the lessons of hard work and kept promises.
Today, Arlyn is farmed organically and biodynamically, working with what Mother Nature provides. The team relies on beneficial bugs, gopher snakes, and predatory birds along with a team of barn cats to minimize pests with as little intervention as possible.
Of course, none of this happens without super knowledgeable viticulturists and crew. It is difficult to express how grateful we are for those who work tireless days giving attention to each vine and each row of cover crop and each individual winemaking partners’ requirements. Make no mistake, beautiful handcrafted wines would not be possible without our crew.