Stag Hollow Wines 2011 Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton, $22

By on August 7, 2014

stag-hollow-wines-pinot-noir-yamhill-carlton-2011-labelA worrisome harvest for this lot of Pinot Noir ended Oct. 18 when Mark Huff made his pick and entered a 10-day slow and cool fermentation of 10% whole clusters. The barrel program of 10 months with discreet oak allows for aromas of Rainier cherry, cola, moist earth, fresh-cut hay and lightly toasted almonds. That lighter style shines on the palate with high-toned red fruit of raspberry and Montmorency cherry. Elegant tannins, a touch of tar and fresh cranberry make for a pleasing finish. Their tasting room is open by appointment and includes a drive through a portion of their 10-acre designated wildlife preserve.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 147 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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