Stoller Vineyard - Dundee Hills
Pinot Noir 2007
Appellation: Dundee Hills
Yield: 1.9 tons per acre average
Volcanic red clay and loam – Jory soil
6 barrels - 150 cases of 750 ml
Harvest date: October 6th of 2007
Harvest Brix: 23.1 average
Hand harvested grapes — 100 % destemmed but not crushed. Fermented in one Rousseau 2 ton French oak open top fermenter. Cap manually punched down twice a day during fermentation. Minimal cold soak and 12 days total average cuvaison. Aged an average of 18 months in French oak barrels: 40 % new oak from Tonnellerie Rousseau and Tonnellerie Saint Martin. Bottled unfined in February, 2009. Bottle aged 5 months. Released in July, 2009.
WINEMAKERS TASTING NOTES AND COMMENTSHere’s a classic expression of Oregon Pinot Noir: bright red fruit showing a mix of red cherry, raspberry and hints of cranberry; juicy, mouth-watering acidity; layers of truffle and forest floor for complexity; and fine grained, spicy tannins. Rounded out with just the right amount of polished French oak, this elegant Pinot Noir from the sustainably farmed Stoller Vineyard in the Dundee Hills of Oregon’s Willamette Valley will match perfectly with lighter meat such as chicken or duck, or fish such as salmon.