2018 Chehalem Stoller Vineyard Pinot Noir
Hints of menthol and bramble highlight flawlessly balanced aromatics of red and blue fruit. The palate follows suit, leading with fresh fruit characteristics complemented by lengthy silky tannins and a bright finish. Enjoy this wine now or for years to come.
The 2018 vintage was magic. Following the trend of the past several vintages, summer was warm, but nighttime temperatures remained cool, helping the fruit to hold its natural acidity. As harvest approached, temperatures cooled ever so slightly, creating perfect fruit ripening conditions. With no big rainstorms on the horizon, we never had an urgency to pick. Once we started picking fruit, the vintage was slow and consistent with perfect flavors and lab numbers. The 2018 vintage will produce fantastic wines.