2016 Stoller Family Estate, Rose of Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon.
The new Stoller Rose is crisp and lively with fresh detail and vigorous depth of flavors with bright sour cherry, strawberry and summer melon leading the way in a fine example of dry pink Pinot Noir. Stoller is all certified green and organic minded and my last visit there was spectacular, this is a beautiful winery to visit with stunning vistas and well educated staff and stylish surroundings. The Stoller Estate Pinots are really impressive wines here and I’m sure the 2014 and 2015 will prove to be very special bottlings, but be sure to grab some of the Rose of Pinot Noir, it’s always a treat and rather limited. This 2016 is vivid and refreshing with it’s core of chalky/flinty red fruits, mineral spice, hint of rose petal and whisper of wild lavender adding to the juicy Pinotness of this great summer wine. This Stoller Rose seems to offer a touch more character or depth than most of what I’ve already tasted from Oregon so far of this 2016 vintage, it’s a flexible little wine that should easily seduce you with it’s charm and it’s ease of use, it can be enjoyed as a warm day quaffer or with a range of cuisine. The finish is tangy vibrant and lingers nicely, this is a very poised pink to thrill now, drink over the coming year, well done Stoller, I want more already!
($20 Est.) 91 Points, grapelive

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