2019 Stoller Larue’s Brut Rose´
Quiet, resolute and passionate about Pinot Noir, Bill Stoller grew up near Yamhill Valley, Oregon spending his childhood on his family’s turkey farm. He left to pursue a successful career in business. In 1993 Bill returned to his roots to become co-owner of Chehalem Winery. In the same year he purchased a 373 acre turkey farm from his father and uncle where he would establish Stoller Vineyards. Today, he has 225-acres of vineyards with the majority planted to Pinot Noir.
This sparkling rose´ is named after Bill’s beautiful and charming wife LaRue. It consists of 60% Pinot Noir, 27% Chardonnay and 13% Pinot Meunier sourced from high elevation vineyards on their estate in Dundee Hills, Oregon.
This sparkler is cloaked with an orange-red veil that beckons you inside. The floral bouquet is scented with orange zest and fresh spring flowers.
Upon the first sip, the wine reveals its complex and well-balanced nature. The caramelized citrus elements and red berries are coupled with white peach, stone fruits and crisp minerality creating a harmonious palate that lingers long and delightfully on the palate. It glides effortlessly to an elegant and vibrant finish. This is a prototypical Champagne styled wine that stays true to its Willamette Valley origin.
By W Peter Hoyne