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

13.5% alc., 206 cases, $38. The vineyard is owned by Arthur and Sherry Kalita. Pommard and W├Ądenswil clones. Aged 9 months in 42% new oak. · Subdued but pleasing darker stone fruit and berry aromas with a complimentary whiff of oak. Very tasty essence of black cherries with a hint of vanillin oak. Mild dry tannins, exemplary acid spine and a mouth filling presence. More rugged and intense than the Maresh. Still a little closed and will need cellaring. Very good (+). Reviewed January 22, 2010

Winery: Et Fille
From article: Tasting Noiregon Pinot Noir