Here’s an ideal prism through which to view Bill Stoller’s dream come true – an estate Pinot Noir that reflects the transition of the turkey farm where he grew up into the largest contiguous vineyard in Oregon’s Dundee Hills. More than a dozen clones of Pinot Noir are represented in the flagship bottling by the winemaking team of Melissa Burr, Ben Howe and Kate Payne-Brown with vines tended by Jason Tosch. This offers a remarkable transition from aromas to flavors, starting with earthiness, savory black olive and dried blueberries and Bing cherry. The enjoyable mouthfeel gathers up sweet ripe blue fruit and nicely managed tannins that are capped by juiciness. Stoller now pours this wine on both sides of the Oregon Cascades with its new satellite tasting gallery at The Box Factory in Bend.
Production: 16,750 cases