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

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