Stoller Family Estate 2013 Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley
Bill Stoller was already a veteran of the wine world thanks to his co-ownership of Chehalem Winery, when he acquired the land that is now Stoller Family Estate Winery. He recognized that the rocky, well-drained Jory soil, the elevation between 300 and 650 feet, and the landís south facing slope as ideal for growing top quality wine grapes. A native of the region, Bill sees himself as a custodian of the land he loves, and cares deeply about sustainability and environmental protection. This drive for sustainability earned the vineyard the first-ever LEED Gold certification in the world. The vineyard is the largest contiguous vineyard in Oregon's Dundee Hills, with approximately 190 acres dedicated to growing vines. The surrounding mountain ranges buffer the vineyard, creating a warmer microclimate that ensures consistent ripening. 2013 was a cooler vintage but very successful for Stoller. This 2013 Pinot Noir is crafted exclusively from estate fruit and was aged in 30% new oak barrels. The Wine Spectator scored it 92 points saying "Taut and focused, this sleek red layers cherry, raspberry, smoke and mineral notes on a refreshing frame that lets the flavors glide into the long and expressive finish. Drink now through 2023." On Sale!