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2006 Et Fille Kalita Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton District Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 303 cases, $38. Pommard and Wädenswil clones. · A strikingly fragrant start with a blast of ripe cherry and raspberry fruit that makes you sit up and take notice. This is the most sturdy wine of the 2006 lineup marked by cherry fruit that comes in waves and makes a statement. Despite its heft, the fruit is discreetly concentrated and the wine retains that Pinot charm. The texture is all silk and satin, the tannins are imperceptible, and the tangy finish sends you reaching for more. A complete wine that is brilliantly crafted. Jessica Mozeico says, “Dad says our 2006 Kalita has the power of Yankee player Alex Rodriguez, but I think it is like Big Papi David Ortiz of the Red Sox.” Reviewed September 15, 2008

Winery: Et Fille
From article: A Taste of Noiregon, Vintages 2005 & 2006