2008 Et Fille Maresh Vineyard Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

12.9% alc., 100 cases, $42. Pommard clone grown at one of the oldest vineyards in the Dundee Hills. Aged 9 months in 40% new oak. · Beautiful perfume of cherries, berry jam, spice box and floral scents. The palate is not as forward as the nose but opens over time in the glass revealing dark red and blue fruits that are crisp and juicy. The tannins are supple and the acidity is vibrant. Still closed and not imposing yet, but the pedigree of the fruit shows through in the persistent finish, and this will be a terrific wine in a couple of years. Very good (+). Reviewed January 22, 2010

Winery: Et Fille
From article: Tasting Noiregon Pinot Noir