2017 Stoller Reserve Pinot Noir
Our 2017 Reserve Pinot Noir is a blend of our older Pinot Noir vines, with Pommard being the dominant clone. We fermented this wine with native yeast in stainless steel tanks and our oak fermenter. It spent 12-months in French oak barrels during which it saw full malolactic conversion. After blending, we put the wine back in stainless steel tanks for another six months to gain extended time on lees and marry before bottling.
Our 2017 Reserve Pinot Noir is classic Oregon with bright acidity, lighter tannin structure, and fresh fruit characteristics. This Pinot Noir opens with aromatics of ripe raspberry, red rose, and earth. The palate presents elegant tannins, carrying flavors of bing cherry and pomegranate, with hints of bramble. This wine can be enjoyed now; however, it was constructed for longevity with proper cellaring.
92 Points - James Suckling
92 Points - Vinous
92 Points - Wine Spectator
91 Points - Wine Advocate
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast