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

13.0% alc., 149 cases, $42. Inaugural single-vineyard Pinot Noir from this site. The vineyard is owned by Mike and Patty Green. W├Ądenswil, 113 and 114. Aged 10 months in 33% new French oak barrels. · A distinctive wine that reflects its Yamhill-Carlton roots. The nose is a challenge to describe but a pleasure to experience with aromas of exotically spiced stone fruits, fig, fruit bin and a hint of pine. Intensely flavored and big-boned dark fruit with undertones of earth and cola, yet silky and light on its feet with a huge, supple finish. Generous tannins should soften over time, but this will always be a tannic wine. Pair with protein like some rare prime rib. This wine is like a tatted biker girl: rugged but very appealing in black leather. Cellar this one. Very good. Reviewed March 2, 2011

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