2011 Stoller Vineyard Pinot Noir
Dundee Hills AVA
Stoller Pinot Noir really excels during cooler vintages – the earthiness and spice aren’t overwhelmed with ripe fruit, and you see a seamless integration in texture and delicate acid. This one in particular shows bright color and a palate that is light and still a bit tight, even 9 months after bottling; somewhat atypical characteristics for Stoller Vineyards. The nose has warm aromas of resin, dusty fruit, seasoned wood, brown spice, white pepper, and milk chocolate. Follow all that by soft tannins and a sour-cherry-accented lingering finish – Beautiful.