2013 Legacy Helen's Pinot Noir
Perfumed and high-toned red fruit dominates this quietly elegant nose making way for secondary notes of rose petals, star anise, cloves and freshly watered earth. The palate has a bright attack announcing its presence bringing flavors raspberries, bing cherries and candied orange peel. The palate is long and subtly finishes at the back of the palate with a slight minerality.
Consistently warm, dry summer days led to one of the earliest harvests in Stoller’s history, beginning on September 13, 2013 with younger Pinot Noir sections. As processing progressed, temperatures cooled and rain showers settled in, setting up a true “vintner’s vintage,” where meticulous sorting and attentive winemaking were essential. Despite these challenges, the 2013 Stoller vintage ultimately delivered pure, nuanced wines of exceptional quality.
92 Points - Vinous
90 Points - Wine Advocate
90 Points - Wine Enthusiast