Vineyard: Stoller Family Estate

OwnerBill Stoller
AppellationDundee Hills
StoryLargest site in Oregon's Dundee Hills AVA. LIVE and Salmon Safe certified.
Dates Planted1998 (20 acres) plus sequential.
LocationSurrounding mountain ranges buffer the site and provide a warmer microclimate leading to consistent ripening.
AspectElevations from 220 to 640 feet.
SoilsPredominantly Jory and volcanic.
VarietiesChardonnay, Pinot Noir

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2013 Stoller Family Estate Dundee Hills Pinot Noir Rosé

13.8% alc., pH 3.24, TA 0.69, 1,515 cases, $20. · Moderate pink color. Grandiose aromas of raspberry, strawberry, guava and orange peel. Crisp, lively and refreshing, with flavors of Texas red grapefruit, red berries, white peaches and a hint of watermelon. Thoroughly enjoyable with a finishing burst of fresh peach flavor and a zest that urges another sip. Score: 92. Reviewed May 15, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2013 Stoller Family Estate Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Chardonnay

12.5% alc., pH 3.23, TA 0.69, 2,100 cases, $20, screwcap. · Pale golden yellow color in the glass. Nicely appointed with aromas of lemon zest and peach and delicious flavors of yellow peach, citrus and vanilla wafer. Slightly creamy on the palate with bright acidity and a refreshing, persistent lemon drop finish. One of the better Oregon Chardonnays I have tasted lately. Score: 91. Reviewed July 6, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2013 Stoller Family Estate Dundee Hills Pinot Noir

12.9%, 7,475 cases, $30, screwcap. A blend of 20 sections of the estate vineyard. Aged in French oak barrels, 30% new. · Darker red and purple fruits along with tastes of herbs and nutty oak are featured in this middleweight, approachable wine that is acid-driven. The modest tannins make for easy drinking, and the finish features tart black cherry and citrus-imbued cranberry fruit flavors. Score: 88. Reviewed May 14, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2013 Boedecker Cellars Stewart Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., 900 cases, $36, screwcap. Release March 2016. A blend from Carlton Hill, Cherry Grove, Finigan Hill, Hirschy, Shea and Stoller vineyards. Winemaker Stewart Boedecker’s favorite barrel selections. 25% whole cluster, native yeast fermentation, 18 months in French oak barrels with lees stirring (first 9 months in a mix of new, once and twice-filled and neutral barrels, last 9 months in neutral barrels). Bottle aged 4 to 6 months before release. · Light cherry red color in the glass. Inviting aromas of cherry, rose petal and woodland lead to a mid weight styled wine with impressive mid palate presence and finish. The core of cherry and ripe strawberry fruit flavors is accented with notes of interesting spices including cinnamon. The tannins are suave, the acidity is bright, and the overall impression is one of complete harmony. A masterful cuvée. Score: 93. Reviewed March 12, 2016 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 Purple Hands Stoller Vineyard Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

12.5% alc., 700 cases, $24. Clones are 777 and Wädenswil. · Moderately dark reddish purple color. Very shy upon opening, slowly revealing aromas of black raspberry, black plum and subtle oak. Middleweight flavors of dark stone and berry fruits backed by muscular fine-grain tannins and a modest oak sheen. Rather linear at this time with the fruit still compressed in tannins. Score: 88. Reviewed July 6, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 Stoller Family Estate Reserve Willamette Valley Chardonnay

13.5% alc., pH 3.18, TA 0.79, 1,218 cases, $35. Grapes are from the oldest plantings in the estate vineyard. Aged up to 10 months. · Moderately light golden yellow color and clear in the glass. A little reduction upon opening resolves over time revealing aromas of lemon zest, pear and peach cobbler. Rather reserved and graceful, but with nuanced flavors of lemon, pear, white peach and almond. Smooth in the mouth with a good cut of underlying lemony acidity. Score: 91. Reviewed August 15, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2011 Stoller Family Estate Reserve Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

12.5% alc., pH 3.68, TA 0.54, 1,300 cases, $45. Clones are Pommard, Wädenswil, 114, 115, 667 and 777 planted on the 373-acre estate. Barrel aged in French oak for 10 months. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Forward aromas of cherry, strawberry, herbs and baking spice. The flavorful mid weight core of cherry, raspberry and strawberry is supported by modest tannins and generous oak treatment. The finish stands out for its handsome display of lasting cherry and raspberry fruit aromas. This wine should improve over time. Score: 90. Reviewed August 15, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Stoller Family Estate Reserve Dundee Hills Oregon Chardonnay

13.5% alc., pH 3.31, TA 0.73, 883 cases, $28. Composed of high-density Dijon clone material (76, 95 and 96). Whole cluster pressed, commercial and native yeast fermentations, aged sur lies for 10 months in 18% new, 9% second fill and 73% neutral French oak barrels with battonage, cold stabilized and sterile filtered before bottling. · Pale gold color in the glass. Very fresh perfume of pears, lemon peel, honey and vanilla cream. Flavorful, with a core of green apple, pear, lemon and grapefruit flavors with a slight flinty note, finishing dry and slightly tart. A high acid rendition of Chardonnay that is primarily citrus driven. Very good. Reviewed October 2, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Stoller Family Estate SV Estate Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.81, TA 0.51, 3,642 cases, $45. A selection of the best vineyard blocks and barrels in the cellar. Aged 10 months in 40% new and 60% neutral French oak. Pommard, Wädenswil, and Dijon 115, 667 and 777. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. A medium-bodied wine of considerable charm featuring aromas and flavors of black cherries, kirsch, and spice, well-managed oak and restrained tannins. Quite elegant, yet flavorful, showing the ripe fruit flavors typical of this vintage. Well-crafted and desirable. Very good. Reviewed November 24, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Stoller Family Estate Cathy’s Reserve Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.90, TA 0.49, 88 cases, $100. Sourced from the oldest section of the property, a 4.6-acre block planted to Pommard clone. 100% de-stemmed, 7-day cold soak, native fermentation, aged 10 months in 100% new French oak. Four barrels were selected. · Dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Deep, full-bodied, dark fruited, and earthy, offering a dense core of dark red and black fruits, a firm tannic backbone and impressive persistence on the satiny finish. Soft and luscious on the palate, but rather brooding at this stage. This is a connoisseur’s wine that will benefit from several years of cellaring. Very good. Reviewed November 24, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2008 Verve Stoller Vineyard Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

12.5% alc., 75 cases, $30. 100% de-stemmed, fermented in one Rousseau 2 ton French oak open-top fermenter. 14 days on skins. Aged an average of 18 months in 65% new French oak barrels. Bottled March 29, 2010. · Lovely perfume of raspberries, cola and complimentary toasted oak. Fresh flavors of cherries and raspberries with a hint of herbal oak and a citrus tang on the bright finish. Silky, light in weight, with some dusty tannins. A wine with Burgundian sensitivity that can be drunk now. Good. Reviewed January 27, 2011 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2008 Chehalem Stoller Vineyards Dundee Hills Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., $36, screw cap. · Aromas of dark red cherries and berries, generously oaked. Very demure and reserved red berry flavors which are rather linear. Soft and smooth with a well-proportioned tannic backbone and oak playing a supporting role. Like many 2008 Pinot Noirs from Oregon, this one needs more time in the cellar. Potentially charming. Good. Reviewed March 2, 2011 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Scott Paul La Paulée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., $30, screw cap. Made from the finest lots of the vintage from Ribbon Ridge, Momtazi, Shea and Stoller Vineyards. · Darkest in color of the three 2007 wines. Very lovely nose that is deep and satisfying, featuring ripe strawberries, red plums, cherries and savory Asian spice. Tasty and focused dark red fruits with a hint of earthiness and oak. The mouth feel is silky and the whole package is very harmonious. Reviewed May 7, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Verve Stoller Vineyard Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 150 cases, $30. Yields 1.9 tons per acre average. 100% de-stemmed but not crushed. Fermented in 2 ton French oak open top fermenter. Manual punch downs. Minimal cold soak and average cuvaison of 12 days. Aged 18 months in 40% new Rousseau and Saint- Martin barrels. Bottled unfined and aged an additional 5 months in bottle. · Aromas of red cherries, strawberries and smoky oak. The flavors echo the aromas. Light, elegant, soft and smooth with a good spark of acidity. A bit dilute which is reflective of this vintage in Oregon. Decent, but not nearly as impressive as the 2006 version of this wine. Reviewed October 29, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Stoller JV Estate Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $22. Estate grown grapes from younger hi-density vines. · Nicely spiced cherry fruit forms the basis of this medium body wine which is accented by flavors of toasted brioche and oak. Good balance of t n ‘a. The oak peeks out more as the wine warms in the glass. Reviewed March 26, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Chehalem 3 Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.8% alc.,4,053 cases, $32 screw cap. Chehalem (Chuh-hay-lum) is a local Calapooia Indian word best translated as “gentle land” or “valley of flowers.” Chehalem has 260 planted acres on 600 total acres in three AVAS (Chehalem Mountains, Dundee Hills and Ribbon Ridge). Chehalem was launched in 1990 by Harry Peterson-Nedry along with Bill and Cathy Stoller. This wine is the first release of the vintage and is ready to drink. It is sourced from three estate vineyards: Ridgecrest (25%), Stoller (60%), and Corral Creek (15%). Aged 9 months in 25% new, 27% one-use, and 48% multiple-use French barrels. DE filtrated. · Bright confected strawberry and cherry scents similar to a Beaujolais wine. A pleasing core of earth-kissed red fruit which is lightly weighted with a short, dry finish that leaves a little heat in its wake. Reviewed September 15, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Verve Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 110 cases, $33 ($264 a case). Sourced from Stoller Vineyard. Label artist is Michelle Bonnetain of France. · The nose is quite pleasant featuring aromas of strawberries and red raspberries, a touch of good barnyard and a nice oak spin. Delicious darker red fruit and pomegranate flavors saturate the palate with a sidecar of oak and a touch of brown sugar. Juicy with refreshing acidity, gossamer tannins and a silky mouth feel. Very enjoyable. Reviewed May 7, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2004 Stoller Vineyards Cathy's Reserve Salud Cuvee

The Salud cuvee. An intensely fruity wine sporting plush flavors of berries and rhubarb with mild grainy tannins, subtle oak highlights and a dry finish. A big gulp. Tasted November 7, 2008 Reviewed --/--/-- WINERY »

2003 Stoller Estate Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc.. · A big wine with a little alcohol evident in the nose and on the finish. A fruit-driven Cali style that some tasters abhorred. Reviewed March 27, 2007 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2003 Stoller Vineyards Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

This wine was reviewed in the PinotFile, Volume 5, Issue 40): 14.3% alc., 1,290 cases, $36. · A fruit-driven wine reflective of the hot vintage. The palate is sturdy, hearty, full and long with nice earth and ripe black cherry flavors. Subtle oak undertones are enticing. The cherries linger and linger on the long finish which is a tad warm. For lovers of New World-styled Pinot Noir, this is your cup of tea. Reviewed October 15, 2006 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2003 Stoller Vineyards Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., 1,290 cases, $36. Harvest was the earliest on record for the Stoller Vineyard in this warm vintage. Yields averaged 2.53 tons per acre. A clonal mix of Pommard (59%), 115 (22%), 667 (9%), and 777 (10%). The wine was vinified at Chehalem using traditional methods. Aging was carried out in 60% new French oak barrels. · The palate is sturdy, hearty, full and long with nice earth and ripe black cherry flavors. Subtle oak undertones are enticing. The intense cherry essence lingers on the finish which is a bit warm. This Pinot Noir reflects the vintage and is a Caliesque fruit driven wine. Reviewed June 19, 2006 WINERY »