Wine Advocate | Rating: 91The winery's red debut, the 2002 Pinot Noir Estate Grown, is top-notch. Waxy black cherries dominate its boisterous aromatics. On the palate, this plush, supple, seamless wine regales the taster with oodles of dark cherries, blackberries, and blueberries. Its plush, hedonistic fruit lingers in its long, angle-free finish.Drink Dates: 2004-2010Author: Pierre Rovani
Bill and Cathy Stoller planted their first Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines in 1995 on the former family turkey farm in the Dundee Hills. Their first vintage under their own label came in 2003. Before embarking on their own winemaking project, the Stollers had gained experience in the wine world as co-owners of Chehalem, and took advantage of advice from Harry Peterson-Nedry of Chehalem and Patrice Rion, winemaker from Burgundy, in planning their own winegrowing enterprise. With 176 acres currently under vine, saying this endeavor has been a success is an understatement. The focus for the Stollers has always been balance in the vineyards, where great wine starts. Winemaker Melissa Burr carries on that philosophy in the cellar, overseeing production of balanced, nuanced wines.
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