Vineyard: Kalita

VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2009 Et Fille Kalita Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton District Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., 220 cases, $38. Aged 10 months in 33% new French oak barrels. · Subdued, primary aromas of spice, violets, cut flowers and mint. Some very alluring dark red cherry and berry fruit peeks out showing impressive grip, focus and length. Still helter-skelter with fine-grain tannins to the front. All silk and satin on the palate. Like a new Louis Vuitton purse: you need to break it in before showing it off. Will come around sooner than the 2008s, but needs another year or two. Excellent the next day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Very good. Reviewed March 2, 2011 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2008 Et Fille Kalita Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton District Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.3% alc., $38. Pommard and Wädenswil clones. · The nose is currently closed for business but the flavors say Wow! Mouth coating core of strawberry and black cherry fruit makes you sit up to attention, keeping you interested through the soft, intensely fruity and refreshing finish. Showing very little leg now, and only hinting at its future greatness. Note: some of the Oregon 2008 Pinots are closing up now and this is a perfect example. Cellar this wine for a few years and then enjoy over the next five to ten years. Very good (+). Reviewed March 2, 2011 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Et Fille Wines Kalita Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton District Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

12.7% alc., 380 cases, $38. Vineyard is owned by Arthur and Sherry Kalita. Pommard and Wädenswil clones. Aged 9 months in 49% new French oak. · The most perfumed of the 2007 lineup showing scents of dark red cherries and red plums, red roses and a hint of oak. Delicious dark cherry bombast with accents of spice, brioche, pepper and toast. The tannins are gossamer and the cherry aromas linger endlessly on the teasing finish. This beauty has a gentle richness that is very sensual. Reviewed March 26, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

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 » ARTICLE »

2005 Et Fille Kalita Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 91 cases, $32. This 10 acre vineyard was planted in 1999 to Pommard and Dijon clones 113,114,115 and 777. The wine was aged for 10 months in 75% new French oak. · The perfume is exotic with spiced cherries, mahogany, and cigar box most evident. The flavors are woodsy and earthy, with prominent mushroom notes as well as red licorice highlights. At this stage, the aromas trump the flavors, but this filly (sic) hasn’t gotten out of the gate yet. Reviewed August 13, 2007 WINERY » ARTICLE »