Last week, while in Oregon for the Society of Wine Educators annual conference, one of the wineries we visited was Stoller Family Estates. Not only is this a beautiful property with a gorgeous tasting room, but they also have some darned good wine!
I couldn’t get enough of the rosé! My friends couldn’t either. We kept asking for “one more taste” and we each purchased multiple bottles to take home with us. I cracked one open last night, which was very easy because of their use of the Stelvin closure (also known as a screw cap), which I love, especially on a rosé! The wine was as delicious as I remembered.
Made of 100% Pinot Noir from their Dundee Hills vineyard, there is tons of grapefruit on the nose and palate, along with a touch of strawberry and some lime. The screaming acidity makes it dance in the mouth and enables it to pair with a plethora of dishes! I had it with a summer salad and it was a great match! Not only is this wine fun to drink, it’s delightful to view! The pretty pink color makes it as visually appealing as it is delicious.
So if you’re looking for a fun wine to enjoy while counting down the days until Fall, or heck THROUGHOUT the Fall and into Winter if you like (this would be a great paring with holiday meals!), check out the 2016 Stoller Family Estate Pinot Noir Rosé! And if you’re headed to Oregon, be sure to stop there for a tasting. The modern tasting room is happening, and the views are spectacular. They even have a huge outdoor fire pit and a tire swing hanging from an old oak tree for some extra fun!
Check them out here: https://www.stollerfamilyestate.com