Great Northwest Wine top 100 wines of 2014: 30-21

By on December 29, 2014

24. Stoller Family Estate 2013 Pinot Noir Rosé, Dundee Hills, $20

stoller-family-estate-pinot-noir-rose-2013-labelMelissa Burr’s skill and Robert Schultz’s prescience in the vineyard show with this gorgeous pink from Wine Press Northwest magazine’s reigning Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year. Harvest began Sept. 13 — the earliest in the history from Bill Stoller’s estate — which helped Burr capture aromas of akin to a stroll through Bruce’s Candy Kitchen in Cannon Beach. There’s fresh strawberry, raspberry, dusty peach, cherry yogurt and spun sugar in the nose. Inside, the texture is bright, dry and refreshing with raspberry, cranberry, apricot and white strawberry. Plum skin tannins, minerality and Granny Smith apple add to the complexity. Suggested pairings range from salmon to roasted duck, vegetarian fare and hard cheeses.

Production: 1,515 cases

Alcohol: 12.5%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

One Comment

  1. Luna Snoqualmie

    December 30, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Riesling is my entertaining go-to. Pairs beautifully with almost everything on the buffet, from cold cuts, chips and finger food to smoked salmon pate’ and sushi. An affordable crowd-pleaser.

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