2022 Stoller Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
The nose is rich with cherry and warm spices, and the garnet hue is deep and inviting. The palate reveals a bit more bramble and deep cherry notes as it moves into a voluminous, persistent finish. The tannins are firm but yielding.
The 2022 growing season was full of surprises, resulting in a miracle harvest of delicious, age-worthy wines with balance and vibrancy. The vintage kicked off with a cold and wet spring that turned worrisome when an unusually late-season freeze event affected lower-lying sections of the vineyard. Slowly but surely, temperatures began to warm by mid-May and continued to rise throughout the summer, allowing the vines to flourish. Harvest commenced on September 13, almost four weeks behind recent vintages. Fortunately, moderate temperatures and clear skies facilitated a steady intake of fruit until finished on October 21.