This single-vineyard designate is predominantly from the densest plantings of Pinot Noir at our Stoller Vineyards and provides great concentration of fruit, with good acid backbone. There typically is an earthy, sweet cherry fruit core, soft and broad, with occasional threads of herb.
Always stellar in cooler years, this wine is effusive red fruit, overlain with earthy, metallic, leathery notes, supported by very good acid, a long finish, good alcohol, small amount of tannin firmness—i.e., perfectly balanced.
"The 2007 Pinot Noir Stoller Vineyard is medium ruby-colored with a complex aromatic array of toast, mineral, spice box, cherry, and raspberry. Velvety and succulent on the palate, the wine has excellent density, balance, and length. It is the prototypical style of what the vintage permitted in 2007, complete in every way. Give it 1-2 years of additional cellaring and drink it from 2011 to 2019."
The Wine Advocate
"Chehalem's vineyard designate from Stoller is typically ripe, lush and as rich as red Dundee soils, and the 2007 doesn’t disappoint. There’s a generous scent of cherry jam and flavors that are deep, fruit-focused and satisfying. It would meld seamlessly with plank-roasted salmon."
Wine & Spirits