2019 Stoller Reserve Pinot Noir
The 2019 Reserve Pinot Noir is very floral with notes of roses, flint, pomegranate and fresh over turned leaves. The palate is plump and full, showing the delicate beauty of a classic Oregon vintage. This bottle would be delightful if enjoyed now, but was constructed to be savored for years to come.
The 2019 vintage was a return to a classic Oregon growing season. Bud break, bloom, lag phase, and harvest dates all fell within days of the 2013 and 2014 vintages. Our estate crop set on target with expected levels for all varieties. Moderate summer weather persisted, presenting very few heat spikes and delivering only one notable record-breaking day in June. Cool, wet weather arrived early in September, pushing ripening and delaying the harvest window. The conditions in late September and October returned to sunny days and brisk nights, allowing us to pick based on ripe fruit flavors and near-perfect natural acidity.
93 Points - Wine Spectator
92 Points - James Suckling