I’m very happy to announce that this weeks Wine of the Week is from my home state of Oregon! Since moving to Washington, it’s much easier for my family in Oregon to visit me and vice versa. I had the pleasure of having my mom and brother visit over the weekend. My mom brought a bottle of Stoller 2014 Reserve Pinot Noir from Dundee Hills, Oregon. It was soooooo delicioius. Oregon makes amazing Pinot Noir if you haven’t tried any yet. I’ve actually had Stoller wine in the past and knew it to be extremely delicious. The bottle is priced at around $45, so it’s a little more expensive than most of the wines I blog about, but trust me, it’s worth the price. Upon researching this wine, I found that Wine Enthusiast gave it 94 points.
“Sourced from the older sections of our vineyard, this wine’s comprised of several cones of Pinot Noir. Fermented separately and aged in French oak, the barrels are blended to showcase the diversity of our vineyard. The result is an elegant, complex wine that exhibits the classic red fruit character of the Dundee Hills.” (Stoller Family Estate)
“Balance, depth, detail and elegance are the hallmarks here. Pretty raspberry/cherry fruit comes up quickly, framed in proportionate acids and tannins. Streaks of malt powder, caramel and mocha weave through a long, subtle finish. Drink now through 2025.” (Wine Enthusiast)
Like any other red, meat pairs really well with Pinot Noir. Below is a link to an article from Food & Wine with 20 different unique, tasty recipes and ideas that would pair nicely with a Pinot Noir.
Cheers, my vino lovers!