Wine Spectator: 9 Top-Rated Oregon Pinot Noirs for Fall
Et Fille 2016 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir (91): “Soft and supple, with expressive rose petal, raspberry and orange peel accents that build layers of richness on a lingering finish. Drink now through 2024.”
James Suckling: Oregon 2019
Et Fille 2016 Gabriella Pinot Noir (92): “This has a dark-cherry nose with a gently sanguine and savory edge. The palate is smoothly fruited with dark-cherry and mulberry flavors, laid along supple and fresh, juicy tannin lines. Drink over the next five years.”
Et Fille 2016 Kalita Vineyard Pinot Noir (92): “Aromas of dried violet flowers and red cherries lead to a palate that offers a supple, mid-weight impression with wild raspberries and red cherries. Drink in the next five years.”
Et Fille 2016 Maresh Vineyard Pinot Noir (92): “This has a darker hue in the glass than most with a rich, plum and dark-berry nose that is framed in plenty of spice and some game notes. The palate has density of fruit with soft, velvety tannins, carrying slightly chewy on the finish. Try from 2022.”
Et Fille 2016 Palmer Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir (92): “Ripe, boysenberry and cherry aromas are nicely augmented with earthy, woody, savory notes. The palate has a succulent core of rich, cherry and plum flavors. Holds well on the finish. Drink now.”
Forbes: Oregon Pinot Noir- Meeting the Challenge:
Et Fille 2016 Gabriella Pinot Noir (Outstanding): “This wine was one of the revelations of my tastings. Deep young garnet/purple; aromas of black plum, purple iris and soy. Medium-full with a generous mid-palate. Very good acidity, impressive persistence, nicely integrated wood notes, elegant tannins and beautiful complexity. 50% of the grapes went through whole cluster, which adds to the suppleness and finesse of this lovely wine! Reminiscent of a first-rate Morgon or Moulin-a-Vent, but unquestionably Pinot Noir. Enjoy over the next 7-8 years. If you're a lover of Pinot Noir, don't miss this wine!”
Et Fille 2016 Kalita Vineyard Pinot Noir (Very Good)- ”Aromas of black cherry, purple orchid and red spice. Medium-full with ripe fruit, medium weight, elegant tannins and ample wood notes. This needs a bit of time to settle down, and the finish has a subdued herbal edge. Best in 4-6 years.”
Oregon Wine Awards, 2019:
Double Gold Medal, Et Fille 2017 Deux Vert Vineyard Viognier
Double Gold Medal, Et Fille 2016 Gabriella Pinot Noir
Wine Spectator, 2019:
Et Fille 2015 Palmer Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir (91): “Sleek and focused, with black cherry and violet aromas that open to slightly brooding blueberry, orange peel and anise flavors, building toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2024.”
Et Fille 2015 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir (90): “Vibrant and floral cherry aromas combine with sleekly elegant raspberry and orange zest flavors that glide along the finish. Drink now through 2023.”
Et Fille 2015 Heredity Pinot Noir (90): “Pretty rose petal and raspberry aromas lead to delicately structured cherry, orange zest and tea flavors that linger toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2023.“
Et Fille 2014 Kalita Vineyard Pinot Noir (91): "A spirited yet refined Pinot, with rose petal and dark raspberry aromas, and structured, polished red plum and orange peel flavors that gain traction toward lively tannins. Best from 2019 through 2023."
Chicago Sun Times, April 2018:
2014 Et Fille KalitaVineyard Pinot Noir: The palate is layered with dark mulled fruits and structured ripe tannins. The savory elements of black tea and allspice are welcoming and pull this wine together.
Vinous (formerly Tanzer's International Wine Cellar), January 2018:
Et Fille 2014 Maresh Vineyard Pinot Noir (93): "Brilliant red. Fresh red berry, lavender, vanilla and woodsmoke scents are sharpened by mineral and white pepper flourishes. Taut and focused on the palate, offering bitter cherry and raspberry flavors that deepen and become sweeter with aeration. Blends power and delicacy with a deft hand and finishes impressively long and sappy; harmonious tannins lend gentle grip."
Et Fille 2014 Palmer Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir (92): "Bright red. Fragrant red and dark berry liqueur, incense and floral scents, along with hints of licorice and woodsmoke that build as the wine stretches out. Sweet and chewy on the palate, offering intense cherry and black raspberry flavors that deepen and spread out on the back half. Rich yet energetic as well, delivering solid finishing thrust, strong persistence and dusty, building tannins that lend framework and gentle grip."
Et Fille 2014 Fairsing Vineyard Pinot Noir (92): "Bright red. Energetic red berry, blood orange and rose pastille scents, along with a smoky mineral overtone and a hint of cola. Fresh and precise on the palate, offering gently sweet raspberry and cherry flavors and a suggestion of spicecake. Silky tannins shape the very long, smooth finish, which leaves behind resonating berry and floral notes."
Vinous (formerly Tanzer's International Wine Cellar), October 2015:
Et Fille 2012 Kalita Vineyard Pinot Noir (92)
Et Fille 2012 Maresh Vineyard Pinot Noir (92)
Et Fille 2012 Heredity Pinot Noir (90)
Et Fille 2012 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir (89)
Et Fille 2010 Deux Vert Vineyard Pinot Noir (92)
Allen Meadows' Burghound.com:
Et Fille 2010 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
"An appealingly perfumed red berry fruit and softly spicy nose precedes nicely rich, round and again utterly delicious middle weight flavors that are succulent, indeed even lush. The mouth feel stops just short of being delicate and the balanced finsh offers enough verve so that the overall impression remains inviting and refreshing. This if not super complex but when taken as a whole it offers absolutely terrific value and is highly recommended as it is rare these days to find this kind of quality for $24. One to buy by the case! Note too that there is no rush to drink up either as it should reward 2 to 4 years of bottle age."
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
Et Fille 2011 Pinot Noir- Palmer Creek Vineyard (90)
Et Fille 2011 Pinot Noir- Kalita Vineyard (90)
Et Fille 2009 Pinot Noir- Deux Vert Vineyard (92)
Et Fille 2011 Pinot Noir- Maresh Vineyard (92)
Et Fille 2010 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir (90+)
Et Fille 2008 Kalita Vineyard Pinot Noir (94)
Et Fille 2005 Maresh Vineyard Pinot Noir (93)
Et Fille 2005 Elton Vineyard Pinot Noir (93)
Et Fille 2009 Kalita Vineyard Pinot Noir (92)
Et Fille 2010 Kalita Vineyard Pinot Noir (92)
Et Fille 2014 Heredity Pinot Noir (91)
Et Fille 2014 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir (90)
Et Fille 2012 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir (90)