Stoller Family Estate 2011 Reserve Estate Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, $45

By on November 28, 2014

stoller-family-estate-reserve-pinot-noir-nv-bottlePortland State University grad Melissa Burr recently wrapped up her 11th harvest for Bill Stoller, and while the 2014 crush might have been the easiest and earliest, the 2011 vintage started late — Oct. 13 — and extended into November. For this tier, she picks from her favorite barrel lots with clones of Pommard, Wädenswil and Dijon 115, 667, and 777. The nose is reminiscent of Burgundy with earthiness and saddle leather among hints of pie cherry and mint. Inside, it’s brimming with delicious acidity and flavors of cranberry and Montmorency cherry that stream through to the finish of currant skin tannins and roasted meat. Enjoy with filet mignon, alder-planked salmon and Brie.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 1,300 cases

Alcohol: 12.5%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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