Et Fille 2015 Heredity Pinot Noir
The Heredity Pinot Noir is our reserve blend, for which we select some of our favorite barrels of a vintage and combine them in a way that we feel optimizes its aroma and mouthfeel. We have the latitude to keep tweaking until we wind up with a wine that we feel evokes the essence of the vintage in a balanced and complex manner. This was rated 90 by Wine Spectator, which noted "pretty rose petal and raspberry aromas lead to delicately structured cherry, orange zest and tea flavors that linger toward polished tannins."
Dad: Big nose of sweet raspberries, rose petal, plum, and dusty earth. Nice acidity and balance.
Fille: The Heredity displays elegance and balance. If it had a soundtrack, it would be Duke Ellington- classic style, range, and refinement. The black cherry, blackberry, and tea flavors carry onto a lingering finish. Drink now or hold for 3-5 years.
Appellation: Willamette Valley
Harvest: September 7-September 20, 2015
Barrel aging: 11 months, 17% new
Alcohol, by volume: 13.2%
Production: 303 cases