Pinot In the City - Day 11: Stoller Vineyards 2011 Nancy's Pinot Noir

Today is Day 11 of a 12-day look at Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley leading up to a special Dallas and Austin event hosted by Willamette Valley Wines called Pinot In the City. Each day, I’ll offer a few notes on a Pinot Noir from a different producer—all of whom will be in attendance to share their wines at Pinot In the City. 

The event, Pinot in the City in Dallas (Jan 24) and Austin (Jan. 26), will offer a special preview tasting of Willamette Valley wines that is open to the public with a VIP tasting at 5pm and a General Admission tasting at 6pm in each city on the respective dates. Check out ( for more information.

Day 11: Stoller Vineyards 2011 Nancy's Pinot Noir, $70

One of my favorite stops in Dundee Hills, Stoller Vineyards is as idyllic as it is pristine and thoughtfully designed. In the glass, blackberry and black cherry with warm baking spices and a flourish of red floral notes lead the senses to a luscious palate with a touch of savory herbs and pronounced-yet-well-integrated tannins. A special wine for a special occasion.