Pinot In the City - Day 9: Domaine Roy & Fils 2014 Maison Roy & Fils Incline Pinot Noir

Today is Day 9 of a 12-day look at Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley leading up to a special Dallas and Austin event hosted by Willamette Valley Wines called Pinot In the City. Each day, I’ll offer a few notes on a Pinot Noir from a different producer—all of whom will be in attendance to share their wines at Pinot In the City. 


The event, Pinot in the City in Dallas (Jan 24) and Austin (Jan. 26), will offer a special preview tasting of Willamette Valley wines that is open to the public with a VIP tasting at 5pm and a General Admission tasting at 6pm in each city on the respective dates. Check out ( for more information.


Day 9: Domaine Roy & Fils 2014 Maison Roy & Fils Incline Pinot Noir, $58

From the second generation of the Beaux Freres founding partners, this wine is opulent and elegant and made with a great deal of finesse. With notes of rich black cherry, violets, chocolate and a touch of tar, this is a complex Pinot Noir. On the palate, fresh fruit transitions to include died and stewed characteristics with earthy undertones and the addition of dried savory herbs. Tannins are grippy and well integrated and fading to a finish with tart dried plum and cocoa. Delicious. 

Of Note: 

Producer: Domaine Roy & Fils 

Alcohol by volume: 14.5%

Vineyard Source AVA: Yamhill Carlton and Dundee Hills