The 2017 'Avni' Pinot Noir is a simply fascinating wine from the team at Lingua Franca. It opens with toasty oak nuances that wraps around bright red fruits with earthy and citrus rind tones, all melding together in the glass. The palate demonstrates beautiful balance, showing a smooth texture and a bright acidity throughout. Bright and vocused with intense red fruits that collide with minerals, orange zest and hints of peat moss. The long, earthy and red fruit-driven finish lingers. While marvelous in its youth, this should go on to age brilliantly for at least a decade.