Et Fille 2014 Palmer Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir
We have produced single vineyard Pinot Noir from the lovely Palmer Creek Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills of Oregon since our first year. Palmer Creek is meticulously tended by owners Janet and Larry Richards. The vineyard is LIVE certified, which affirms the Richards’ commitment to be environmentally aware and sustainable in their viticulture practices. Recent vintages have received a Silver Medal at the Cascadia Wine Awards and the prior vintage received a 91 by Vinous and a 90 from Burghound.
Dad: Big cherry and candied fruit aromas. Red and black berries on the palate with a hint of white pepper.
Fille: This is a big, bold, firm Palmer Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir. It has a bold candied cherry nose and a firm texture. It reminds me of singer John Legend- smooth, silky, soulful, and possessing depth. Its cherry and tobacco flavors, orange peel, and firm tannins will age nicely.
Appellation: Eola-Amity Hills
Harvest: September 15, 2014
Barrel aging: 10 months, 38% new
Alcohol, by volume: 14.0%
Production: 303 cases