2015 Fairsing Vineyard Pinot Noir
My dad was so excited when he found newly planted Fairsing Vineyard, owned by Mike and Mary Ann McNally, in 2009. Over time, he grew even more passionate about the vineyard’s beautiful vistas and the complexity of our block of Wädenswil at the top of the site. Club Members have seen this vineyard pop up in Dad’s Cuvee and Heredity Pinot Noir and this is our second release ever of single vineyard Fairsing Vineyard Pinot Noir. This year, we are celebrating the ten year anniversary of Et Fille and Fairsing Vineyard.
Dad: Raspberry, cherry pie, strawberry, red currant, with bit of pipe tobacco, milk chocolate, and orange peel.
Fille: This wine has a sexy allure, but displays a delicate elegance (think Charlize Theron). The complex nose has layers that unfold over a meal, while the round and refined palate carries into a long finish. This calls for pork tenderloin with cherry compote.
Appellation: Yamhill Carlton District
Harvest: September 8, 2015
Barrel aging: 11 months, 29% new
Alcohol, by volume: 13.0%
Production: 177 cases