Stoller Family Estate Pinot Noir Rosé, Willamette Valley 2022

Pale copper color; grapefruit, orange peel, strawberry, melon, delicate florals on the initially faint nose; strawberry, lime, watermelon, raspberry, cherry on the palate.

Stoller Family Estate Pinot Noir Rosé, Willamette Valley 2022

Dry; bright, fresh, demure red fruits. Light body. Medium acidity, which works well with the demure red fruits. Marvelous texture in the mouth. Round, juicy, balanced, bright. Multiple clones are harvested and whole-cluster pressed and fermented in stainless steel for delicacy and depth; 100% pinot noir. Impressive length. 12.5% ABV

Owner Bill Stoller is the founder and CEO of The Stoller Group, also the president and vice-chairman of Express Employment Professionals, and founder and CEO at Xenium HR & Employer Services. A native Oregonian, Stoller holds a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from Pacific University and an MBA from Portland State University. His considerable successes in employment services allowed him to pursue his passion for wine.

Stoller founded Stoller Vineyards in 2001. Their winery opened in 2006 as Oregon’s first and only LEED-certified, solar-powered, gravity-flow operation. Its drive for sustainability earned the winery the world’s first LEED gold certification. It is dedicated to producing pinot noir and chardonnay.

Stoller winery and tasting room (Mike Haverkate)

Winemaker Melissa Burr has been at Stoller since 2003. Burr says the challenge at Stoller is to control the vigor of the site in order to concentrate flavors. She strongly believes acidity plays a key role in balance and flavor, and this effort reflects that. The Dundee Hills are located southwest of Portland, OR, beside the Willamette River. Stoller has the largest contiguous vineyard in the Dundee Hills and the fruit for their wines is 100% estate grown. Lovely country, ecologically responsible winemaker, very nice wines.

Winemaker Melissa Burr – Carolyn Wells-Kramer

Today, the Stoller Wine Group brands include Stoller Family Estate, Chehalem, Chemistry, History, and Canned Oregon. The link below will lead you to more information about their various offerings. Stoller is a solid, easy choice as a go-to wine maker.

Stoller Family Estate Pinot Noir Rosé, Willamette Valley 2022 is generous, delicate fruit with a charming balance of texture, acidity, and light body. This pinot noir rosé has been a cornerstone of Stoller Family Estate’s production for more than a decade. You will understand why after the first sips. Works nicely as an aperitif; as a quality rosé, will pair with wide variety of foods, ranging from shellfish; lean fish; cured meats/charcuterie board; appetizers and snacks. Cheese—sheep’s milk cheeses; gruyère, comté, emmenthal, gouda, taleggio. $24-28

Stoller Family Estate website

Stoller Wine Group website

Bill Stoller (Andrea Johnson)
Stoller vineyard from tasting room (Mike Haverkate)
Stoller tasting room and solar panels (Mike Haverkate)