Domaine Roy et Fils began in 2012 with Marc-André Roy and Jared Etzel who continue in their father’s footsteps (partners of Beaux Freres Winery, established in 1991). Over 20 years later, the two families have kept the same focus of producing top quality wine through meticulous and almost obsessive work in the estate vineyards.
Date Founded: 2012
Owner: Marc-André Roy and Jared Etzel
Winery Philosophy: Domaine Roy et Fils' mission is to produce wines of purity and transparency at the highest level from select vineyards in Oregon's Willamette Valley.
Varietals Produced: Pinot Noir
Winemaker: Jared Etzel
Dundee Estate is located in the epicenter of the Willamette Valley, a former hazelnut orchard that we planted in 2013 to thirteen high density acres of pinot noir and two acres of chardonnay, which we farm organically. A south facing hillside single panel, ranging in elevation from 400 to 600 feet with a volcanic soil profile embedded with basalt rock.
Carlton Estate is surrounded by an oak savannah to the south and east, we planted twenty-four acres of pinot noir and two acres of chardonnay that is farmed organically. The vineyard elevation ranges from 360 feet to 550 feet and has south and east exposures, with mineral driven marine sedimentary soils speckled with a unique occurrence of crystalline quartz.
The 2014 Maison Roy & Fils Petite Incline is not as “petite” as in the previous vintage. It shows the warm season and is all about ripe, opulent black and blue fruit aromatically. The palate has great volume and structure with enough tannin to age for 10 years.
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In 2014 the wines that came from great terroirs made themselves. It was a vintage of opulence, depth, and concentrated purity. The season was fast paced, with 20% higher growing degree days.
2015 Maison Roy et Fils Petit Incline - 90 PTS - WE
"Fleshy strawberry and cherry fruit carries some phenolic bite. The tannins have a slightly granular feel. The fruit is dappled with dried herbs and the finish threaded with smoke. This young winery is the project of second generation Beaux Frères founders Jared Etzel and Marc-André Roy. - PAUL GREGUTT" - Wine Enthusiast (April 2018), 90 pts