Hello from Marcus at Avalon Wine!
Lesson learned: Always Retaste.
Last night I cracked into a 2006 Et Fille Palmer Creek Pinot for the first time since trying it in December. WOW, am I glad I did. It was a bit young last year, but now it's kicking ass. At $32 it's a wine you should buy.
At first pour, wiffs of dusted rose petals and allspice mixed with red fruit perfume pull you in. Loads of pie cherry and raspberry hit the front of your palate and sweeten as the wine moves to the finish. There's an almost hidden base note of darker berries that elongates the finish.
The Palmer Creek's elegant texture works great with food (duck leg, thyme mashed potatoes, and brussel sprouts) but the Palmer drinks well on its own.
Et Fille's winemaker Howard Mozeico was written up in Wine Spectator in December 2007 as one of three Oregon wineries to watch. In the companion article on Oregon wine, two of Howard's 2005 Pinots, the Maresh and Elton Vineyard designates, received the highest scores (93 points each) for all Oregon Pinot noir under $50.
Order the wine here or give me a call.
P.S. While you're thinking about Et Fille, don't forget about the Maresh Vineyard and Kalita Vineyard 2006 Pinots.
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