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: Stoller Family Estate
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