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Et Fille Maresh Vineyard Pinot noir 2012

Et Fille

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Beautiful intensity. Deep and vibrant. Sultry and elegant. It's everything we want from Maresh Vineyard: red fruit that knows no bounds, silkiness to spare, beguiling complexities that beg to be savored. Showy when first opened, with fantastic balance that should allow it to drink well from today to 2025 and beyond.

Think that the best 2012 Oregon Pinots have come and gone? Think again.

We've tasted every vintage of Et Fille Pinot noir. The 2012 Maresh Vineyard is the best wine they've ever made. It's an essential Pinot for your 2012 collection.

From the 5th oldest vineyard in the Willamette Valley.

2009 Wine Advocate - 91 points - The 2009 Pinot Noir Maresh Vineyard was sourced from one of the younger parcels of this renowned Dundee Hills site. More expressive aromatically than the two preceding wines, it combines elegance with exceptional complexity and length for the vintage. Give it 1-2 years to fully blossom and drink it through 2019. - Jay Miller

2008 Vintage Tasting Notes

2008 Wine Spectator - 90 points - Firm in texture, with crisp tannins around a light, fragrant core of currant, red berry and wet gravel aromas and flavors. Finishes on a peppery note, lingering nicely. Drink now through 2018. 100 cases made. - H.S.

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 (+). - Rusty Gaffney, Prince of Pinot

2007 Vintage Tasting Notes

This wine reveals the complexity and ethereal layering of Oregon Pinot noir at its most refined. Fresh red raspberry and currant aromas mingle with a hint of herbs. An initial impression of crisp red berry fruit flavors expands to offer sweet red cherry, hints of violets, spice, and anise. Layers of fruit, minerals, and truffles show in the long, balanced finish. A bit more structured than the Kalita or Willamette Valley 07, the Maresh 07 is an idea cellar candidate If drinking immediately, decant for an hour or more. - Avalon

Et Fille Pinot noir Maresh Vineyard 07 is made from the acclaimed fruit of one of Oregon's oldest and finest vineyards. Located in the heart of the Dundee Hlls, Maresh Vineyard has produced legendary Pinot Noir for more than thirty years. The vines, planted starting in 1970 by Jim Maresh, are some of the oldest in the state.

Howard Mozeico describes the wine: Big intoxicating nose of cherry liqueur, sage and smoke. Pie cherry and stone fruit on the palate. Long finish with Chablis-like minerality.

Jessica Mozeico adds her tasting notes: We have developed high expectations of Maresh Vineyard wines, and this is a worthy successor to our past vintages, with a leaner profile and longer finish. The garnet color leads you to a lovely nose accented by red fruit and a touch of blueberry. It reminds me of Cate Blanchett - always elegant and dignified in any situation.

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