Stoller SV Estate Pinot Noir 2007

Stoller SV Estate Pinot Noir 2007

Stoller SV Estate Pinot Noir 2007

Price

Suggested Retail is $40.00

From The Winery

13.9% Alcohol. Dundee Hills AVA.

Impressions

Stoller Vineyards’ SV Estate Pinor Noir is selected from the “senior vines” amongst the 180 acres of Stoller’s vineyards planted in Oregon’s Dundee Hills AVA. The aroma profile of the 2007 vintage is super enticing, with savory roasted chestnuts, black truffle, rhubarb, cranberry, and light sandalwood. Medium in color, there’s a great deal of transparency with this Pinot. In the mouth, the fruit is refreshing and bright, while savory components and a moderate oak influence add further dimensions to the palate. The body is just a shade below medium and the tannins are very light. This is one well-rounded Pinot, and in my opinion well worth the $40.00 price tag.

Rating

Highly Recommended (90-94), 3.5/5 Value 

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Grateful Red Pinot Noir

Grateful Red Pinot Noir 2010

Grateful Red Pinot Noir 2010

Price

Suggested Retail is $15.00

From The Winery

13.2% alcohol. Willamette Valley AVA.

Impressions

My quest to find high-quality, budget Pinot Noirs is starting to feel like a unicorn hunt. Redhawk Winery & Vineyard’s 2010 Grateful Red Pinot Noir is no unicorn. It presents with a color slightly deeper than a Rose. Tart and bitter red fruits dominate, complimented by earth and rose petals. There’s a strong oak presence–in my opinion too strong for this fragile wine. In the mouth, this Pinot is ultra-dry, with a stemmy bitterness that would not fade off. The aromas are decent, and it’s crisp, but the flavors are not pleasing. While I’m a huge proponent of Oregon Pinots, I’m not sure that I’d recommend this wine unless it’s on sale (significantly).

Rating

Not Too Shabby (81), 2.5/5 Value

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