2017 PINOT NOIR
Dead Man’s Hill
VINEYARD | stoller estate
blocks | Section 11.1, 30, 41.4, 41.3
clones | Pommard, Wädenswil, 667
APPELLATION | dundee HILLS
WINEMAKER | Kate Payne-Brown
HARVEST DATES | SEPTEMBER 27–October 3, 2017
BOTTLING | february 2019
ALCOHOL | 13.9%
PRODUCTION | 60 bottles / 5 cases
Legend has it that in 1947 one of Bill Stoller’s uncles found the body of an unknown man leaning against a tree on our property. Some say he was an outlaw; others say he was an adventurer caught with the wrong man’s wife. Nevertheless, this wine is composed of our original Pommard, Wädenswil and 667 plantings located on what is privately called “Dead Man’s Hill.” Stainless steel fermented with 5% whole cluster, this cuvée spent 12 months in barrel and four months in tank. Cherry, violet, spice and earth notes lead to a succulent palate with plush texture and seamless finish.
Stoller Family Estate is a 399-acre parcel located on the southern slope of the Dundee Hills. Pioneering Oregonian and founder Bill Stoller purchased his family’s second-generation farm in 1993 with the vision of cultivating an enduring legacy for the land and Oregon wine industry. Over the last 25 years, he has patiently transformed the property into the largest contiguous vineyard in the Dundee Hills that has become synonymous with producing exceptional wines. Stoller Family Estate features the world’s first LEED Gold–certified winery, three guest homes and a state-of-the-art tasting room with panoramic vineyard views.