Stoller Family Estate Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2011
The Stoller Family Estate property and vineyard is a 373-acre parcel located on the southern slopes of the famous Dundee Hills. This particular knoll, known fondly as "Corton Hill" by locals, was purchased by the Stoller family in 1943. The land was originally a turkey farm until its conversion to wine grapes a half century later.
Crafted exclusively from estate fruit grown on Stoller's Dundee Hills property, this bottling showcases the bright, pure fruit of their younger, high-density vines. This Pinot Noir is a sumptuous, spicy Pinot Noir made in an extremely approachable style. It has aromas of ripe red raspberries, bing cherries, floral notes of lilac and violets, and barrel spices of cinnamon and clove. The palate features a beautifully ripe purity and is awash with red fruit flavors (sweet cherry and berry), bright acidity, and medium tannins. This versatile wine pairs with almost anything—from the quintessential salmon to BBQ chicken, vegetarian dishes, and hard cheeses.