2006 Stoller Vineyards JV Estate Dundee Hills Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 3,035 cases, $28, screw cap. Younger high density plantings. Clones 115, 667, 777, Pommard, and W├Ądenswil. De-stemmed into steel fermentation tanks, 7-10 days cold soak, 50/50 native/commercial yeast fermentation, aged 10 months in 35% new and 65% neutral French oak. · This wine is a strawberry rocket with plentiful strawberry notes prominent among the melange of berries featured in the aromas and flavors. The nose offers oak vanillin and caramel as well. Really tasty with enough mid-palate richness to stand up to substantial food. Nicely balanced with a short, but tangy finish. Reviewed December 17, 2008

Winery: Stoller Family Estate
From article: Dundee Hills