2014PurpleHandsStoller2014 Purple Hands, Pinot Noir, Stoller Vineyard, Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon.
Purple Hands winemaker Cody Wright, son of famed Oregon legend Ken Wright, has really got something special in this latest release and certainly he will be a talent in his own right. The 2014 Stoller shines in the glass with heady aromas and a youthful fullness on the palate highlighting the ripe and lush vintage the 2014’s are turning out to be in Oregon, this is going to be an outstanding year for Pinot Noir, rich and deep like the 2008 wines, but with more balanced alcohol and vigorous acidity and Cody’s 2014 Stoller has it all! The nose brings violets and black currants along with cinnamon and red pepper spice leading to a dark and mouth filling palate that showcases blackberry, plum, sweet cherries and sticky lavender along with minty herbs, vanilla, cedar, a hint of smoke plus earthy stones, dusty and salty flint and wilted roses. There is some tannin and vibrancy in this wonderful terroir expressive Pinot grown on Jory soils, this is an impressive effort from a great organic site in the red hills of Dundee, Purple Hands is a winery that you should check out, and especially this 2014 Purple Hands Stoller. Drink this beauty over the next 7 to 12 years, best from 2017 to 2024, though as with a really good wine, it will be hard to keep your hands off it even now, this is tasty well crafted stuff!
($45 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive

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