2010 Stoller Pinot Noir Jv
"Crafted exclusively from estate fruit grown on our Dundee Hills property, this Jeunes Vignes (Junior Vines) bottling showcases the bright, pure fruit of our vineyard site and is made in an elegant, approachable style. Aromas of ripe red raspberries, Bing cherries, floral notes of lilac and violets, barrel spices of cinnamon and clove. The palate features brambleberry flavors, bright acidity and medium tannins with a real purity of red fruit flavors." - Winery
"The 2010 JV Pinot Noir was de-stemmed into steel fermentation tanks, where it spent 7 to 10 days cold soaking before fermentation began. Approximately half of the Pinot Noir was fermented with native yeasts; the remainder was inoculated with various commercial yeast strains. After fermentation, the wine was put to barrel where it underwent secondary fermentation and aged 10 months prior to bottling." - Winery
"The cool growing season of 2010 delayed harvest by nearly a month until October 18. Luckily, we had a few solid weeks of sunshine leading up to it to push the grapes into the final stages of maturity. The threat of rain and high demand for pickers necessitated a tremendous effort to bring in the fruit as quickly as possible. In just five long days, we picked over 80 percent of our fruit. Because of the cool growing season, the sugar levels in the grapes were lower than average, but the long hang time translated into vibrant, flavorful and balanced wines." - Winery
This was also rated 89 Points in the Wine Enthusiast.