2011 Stoller Family Estate Reserve Dundee Hills Oregon Pinot Noir

12.5% alc., 1,300 cases, $45. A selection of best vineyard blocks and barrels in the cellar. Pommard, W├Ądenswil, Dijon 114, 115, 667 and 777 planted in Jory soil. Aged 10 months in 40% new and 60% neutral French oak barrels. · Moderate reddish purple hue in the glass. A very appealing nose offering aromas of cherry, spice, rose hips tea, dried herbs and a hint of oak. Very tasty core of mid weight cherry, raspberry and tea berry flavor with judicious oak in the background. Juicy and bright, with impeccable balance, finishing with a blast of iced cherry fruit that you can almost chew on. A highly enjoyable offering from a challenging vintage. Score: 92. Reviewed December 11, 2014

Winery: Stoller Family Estate
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