Vineyard: Palmer Creek

AppellationEola-Amity Hills
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2013 Broadley Vineyards Palmer Creek Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., 50 cases, $30. A 10-acre vineyard owned by Janet and Larry Richards who meticulously farm the vines. Pommard clone. 30% whole cluster. Aged in 100% French oak barrels, 50% of which were new. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Very tight on the nose with demure aromas of black cherry and oak. Mid weight plus flavors of black cherry, black raspberry and pomegranate with a touch of spice and savory herbs and a generous oak overlay. A luscious, friendly wine which should be more giving with another year in bottle. Soft and smooth on the palate with classy fruit and balanced, refined tannins. Tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the nose was still reticent and the oak still evident. Score: 89-90. Reviewed February 8, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Et Fille Palmer Creek Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir

13.3% alc., 175 cases, $42. The owners live on the site and meticulously farm this vineyard. · Moderately deep reddish-purple color in the glass. Bright and persistent aromas of fresh black raspberries, cherries, spice and vanilla cream. Wow! Juicy and crisp with flavors echoing the nose. Appealing roundness with supple tannins, bright acidity, and a fruit-driven finish that is soft and long. Impressive balance. Best wine ever from this vineyard for Et Fille. Very good (+). Reviewed September 12, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Et Fille Wines Palmer Creek Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., 73 cases, $34. Clone 777. Vineyard farmed by owners Janet and Larry Richards. Aged 8 months in 44% new French oak. · Demure aromas of cherries, herbs and oak with some heat peeking out. Slightly green red fruit flavors with noticeable tannins dominating the fruit. Light and soft with a dry finish. Reviewed March 26, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Et Fille Palmer Creek Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.1$ alc.,122 cases. $32. A 10-acre vineyard planted in 1999 to clone 777. · The nose is alive with red cherry, ripe strawberry and allspice. Plenty of tangy red berries are front and center with a touch of mushroom and forest floor. Light, elegant, feminine and simple, but immensely satisfying, with silky tannins and a lively and refreshing finish. I am not a fan of single Dijon clone wines, but this one is just fine. Jessica Mozeico says, “Like cruising down the road in a convertible on a sunny afternoon - expansive, freeing and undemanding.” Reviewed September 15, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2005 Et Fille Palmer Creek Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 100 cases, $32. This 22-acre vineyard is located near Shea Vineyard and planted to Pommard and Wädenswil clones. The wine is aged for 10 months in 50% new French oak. · A Pinot of noticeable heft with a deep and complex nose of black cherries, black berries, roses, and vanillin that attracts your attention. The texture is soft and pillowy and the finish of ripe cherries and raspberry tinged with mocha lingers. There is good acid to support the prodigious fruit. A rose and a Baby Ruth. Reviewed March 27, 2007 WINERY » ARTICLE »