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2015, Stoller Family Estate, Pinot Noir Rosé, Dundee Hills – Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
About the Maker: A successful businessman, founder Bill Stoller has a distinguished history in international business, from founding international human resources firms to his partnership in Chehalem Winery.
Passionate about both wine and the environment, his vision was to establish a business that could be sustained for centuries.
About the Vineyard: Stoller reacquired the family farm in 1993 and recognized potential in the south facing, rocky and well-draining Jory slopes (300 – 600 feet a.sl.). Hiring consulting viticulturalists he set about strategically laying out his acreage, planting select clones of the noble grapes of Burgundy – Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
100 per cent estate produced, the Stollers control every aspect of the winemaking process, from pruning and growing, to making and bottling.
About the Wine: Pleasing salmon appearance, this rosé opens with fresh aromas of watermelon and white peach. Lighter-bodied, the crisp notes of lime and melon delight the palate as this rosé finishes with mouthwatering acidity.
About Sustainability: The world’s first winery to receive LEED Gold ® (Leadership in Environmental Engineering & Design) certification. Certified LIVE ® (Low Input Viticulture Enology) and Salmon Safe ®.
About Pairing: Pair with camembert, chimichurri chicken, canapés, or good friends on the patio.
About Availability: Check liquorconnect.com (call the listed store too) confirming availability.
About Price: $28