Stoller Reserve Pinot Noir 2017
|Region||United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley|
Brilliant magenta. Highly perfumed aromas of ripe red/blue fruits, succulent herbs, potpourri and baking spices are lifted by a smoky mineral nuance. Gently sweet and energetic on the palate, the Reserve offers juicy raspberry, boysenberry, floral pastille flavors and suggestions of spicecake and cola. The 2017 Reserve shows fine clarity and solid thrust on a long, floral-driven finish that's framed by silky, harmonious tannins.
Polished and sleekly complex, with vibrant raspberry and violet aromas, drawing in multilayered cherry and black tea accents that race toward snappy tannins. Drink now through 2028. 8,000 cases made.
The 2017 Reserve Pinot Noir is shy on the nose, offering earthy nuances over a core of red and black berries with citrus peel and floral sparks emerging with some air. It's medium-bodied, concentrated and silky, with a long, fresh finish. Give it another year or two in bottle. 8,000 cases were made.
Production of this reserve has ramped up significantly, and it seems a bit lighter than the previous vintage. Raspberry fruit with lemony acidity carries the lightest suggestion of barrel toast. It's a firm, tightly wound, lightly herbal expression, which may benefit from a bit more bottle age.