The weekend has arrived and I have opened the 2018 Stoller Family Estate Pinot Noir. This wine is from the Dundee Hills of the Willamette Valley in Oregon.
The nose has notes of cherry, strawberry, cranberries, rose petals, mushrooms and earth.
On the palate there is beautiful red fruit, cherry, cranberry, strawberry, spice, cola, vanilla, mushroom, a touch of oak and good earthiness.
This wine is medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel, medium acidity and medium fine sandpaper tannins that seamlessly moves into a long red fruit and light earyh finsh. I hope everyone has a beautiful weekend and please stay safe and continued health. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 17 hours ago
Wow, I didn’t peg this for an Oregon Pinot Noir! I just tasted it blind and thought for sure it was a Bordeaux blend. 🤷🏻♀️ 🇫🇷 🇺🇸
👁 This wine is medium garnet.
👃On the nose this wine had a medium(+) intensity of developed aromas. Aromas include notes of baked black cherry, cassis, plum, dried fig, violet, rose, potpourri, incense, earth, wet autumn leaves, cedar, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, licorice, and leather.
👄 On the palate this wine is dry. It has medium(+) acidity, a medium(+) body, high alcohol, medium(+) tannins, medium(+) intensity in flavors consistent with the nose. The finish is medium(+).
This wine is very good. Now is a good time to consume it.
Alexana, Revana Vineyard, Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon, Pinot Noir. Vintage 2012. ABV 14.1%. — 21 days ago
tight bead, amber hue; yellow apple, citrus, white flowers, cheese rind; light bodied, zesty acidity, touch of residual sugar, 12% ABV; made from Chenin Blanc sourced Seven Springs Vineyard in Eola-Amity Hills, fermented naturally, unfined, unfiltered, no added sulfites, in pétillant naturel style by Raj Parr with Michael Cruise of sparkling wine house Ultramarine; $32 — 7 days ago
Left bank Bordeaux blend - nose of dark fruit and bramble - a bit less than hoped for and still a bit dry on the palate - balance a bit off - strong around the mid palate - then a black hole - but medium long finish. Not as harmonious as one would have hoped for from one of Israel’s finest from the Judean Hills. — 16 days ago
medium straw colored, watery rim; somewhat muted, lemon, green apple, beeswax, wet gravel; tart citrus, wet stone, a bit of lanolin on the finish; medium body, dry, medium acidity, 14.2% ABV; made from Dijon clone sourced from Dundee Hills, aged 13 months in 31% new French oak; still going strong at this point in its development — 4 days ago
I’ve been nursing this bottle for a few days after reviewing it as a press sample and I gotta say, my appreciation for it continues to deepen. It’s a pitch perfect Riesling, at a German Kabinett level of sweetness and without a doubt one of the best Oregon Rieslings I’ve had. And I’ve had a lot of Oregon Riesling, often tasting several dozen each vintage. This wine has jasmine and orange blossom florals mixed with mandarin orange oil and rainwater, Asian pear and wet chalkboard minerality. Gorgeous. — 14 days ago