2021 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir
This wine represents what we feel is a pure expression of what makes the Dundee Hills unique; a selection of distinct blocks within the Stoller Family Estate that showcase the classic and memorable Pinot Noir this site can produce. Dried Rainier cherry, dark chocolate and flint on the nose. The palate bursts with splashes of blueberry, citrus rind and plush tannin, ending in a seamless descent of cherry tart and baking spice. Share this wine on a Thursday evening to cheers the little wins in life. Drink now through 2030.
The 2021 growing season was warmer than average in the Willamette Valley, producing beautifully ripe fruit with vibrant flavors. A dry spring led to lingering rain showers during bloom, which reduced the yield in some blocks. Summer temperatures tapered off prior to harvest, with warm days and cool nights, which allowed the fruit to ripen at an even and slower pace. Quick yet seemingly smooth, harvest started on August 23 with little to no
breaks until we finished on September 24. The resulting wines are balanced with focused flavors, stunning fruit, gorgeous vibrancy, and incredible aging potential.
92 Points - Wine Spectator