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Dallas Morning News - March 2012

SV Pinot Noir 2008 awarded a Gold Medal in the Dallas Morning News International Wine Competition.

Food & Wine Magazine - February 2012

2009 SV Estate Chardonnay named one of America's Best Undiscovered Wines: "The wine is a luscious yet balanced Dundee Hills Chardonnay; the eco friendly, Gold LEED-certified
winery, located near the town of Dayton, is a great destination, and offers
tours by appointment."

San Francisco Chronicle - February 2012

SV Pinot Noir 2008 awarded a Double Gold Medal in the San Francisco International Wine Competition.

Wine Enthusiast - December 2011

SV Chardonnay 2009 rated 91 Points and Editor's Choice.

Wine Spectator - December 2011

SV Chardonnay 2009 rated 90 Points.

San Francisco Chronicle - December 2011

JV Pinot Noir named to “The Top Vintners Not at Top Dollar” section of the Chronicle’s “Top 100 Wines of 2011.”

Chicago Tribune - December 2011

SV Pinot Noir recommended: "Pretty exotic for a pinot from the U.S., nicely so; lots of layers of aroma, flavor, earth and wood; what’s best is the play between the power of the wine and its delicate, even humble delivery. $40”

Sunset Magazine - August 2011

SV Pinot Noir 2007 recommended -- "A nose of black truffles in earth gives way to layers of lush cherries and spice".

Wine Enthusiast - July 2011

"Wine on the Wild Side" discusses the innovative wineries offering more than traditional tasting and tours. We were recognized for our stunning setting and disc golf course.

Wine & Spirits - August 2010

JV Pinot Noir 2007 rated 90 Points - Best Buy - "Rich and seemingly super ripe when first poured, this well-priced pinot fills out with air to deliver flavors of cherry and orange zest, with plenty of oak marking the finish."

Wine Spectator - July 2010

JV Pinot Noir 2007 awarded 90 Points and named "the elegant one" in Bruce Sanderson's round up of wines. Cathy's Reserve 2005 given 90 points.

Stoller Recognized for Carbon Neutral Challenge

Stoller has been featured in a number of publications including Portland Business Journal, Salem Statesman Journal and Wine Spectator given its participation in the Carbon Neutral Challenge.

JV Pinot Noir 2007 awarded 90 Points and named "the elegant one" in Bruce Sanderson's round up of wines. Cathy's Reserve 2005 given 90 points.

Wine Advocate- August 2009

Jay Miller, writing in Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate awarded us 91 points for our 2006 Cathy’s Reserve Pinot Noir and 90 points for both of the 2007 Stoller SV and JV Pinot releases.

There are 5800 cases of Stoller Vineyard’s 2007 Pinot Noir JV Estate. The JV stands for “junior vines,” the younger vines from the estate. Cherry red in color, it offers up a fragrant bouquet of cinnamon, clove, and assorted red fruits. Elegant and medium-bodied on the palate, it has plenty of sweet fruit, lively acidity, and nicely integrated oak. This tasty effort will evolve for 1-2 years but can be enjoyed now. Issue #184, August 2009

The 2007 JV is available right now, with the 2007 Stoller SV and 2006 Cathy’s Reserve scheduled for release early in 2010.

2007 Stoller Family Estate JV Pinot Noir "Wine of the Week"

A truly lovely Pinot Noir from Stoller Vineyards in the Dundee Hills of Oregon. The JV stands for jeunes vignes, as in "junior vines," a younger, high-density planting. The wine Stoller made in 2007 is ripe yet delicate with wonderful berry flavors revved up with sweet spices and an earthy minerality. It's ready to drink now and terrific.
-- Irene Virbila, LA Times

2006 SV Pinot Noir Named among the Year's Best Pinot Noir in the April 2009 issue of Wine & Spirits.

Wine & Spirits blind panels tasted 635 new-release, North American Pinot Noirs over the past 12 months, and rated 72 as exceptional (90+) and 44 Best Buys.
Twenty-three wines from Oregon rated exceptional, among those was our 2006 SV Pinot Noir with a score of 93.

2006 JV Pinot Noir Named a Top 100 Wine of 2008 by San Francisco Chronicle

We are very happy that our 2006 JV Pinot Noir is included in The San Francisco Chronicle's Top 100 Wines of 2008 list!

Visit the Willamette Valley

Oregon's Willamette Valley was recently named the #6 Top Hot Spots for 2009 by Yahoo! Travel. Read all about it and start making your travel plans. And we certainly hope you will stop by Stoller Family Estate to see us when you're in the area.

Bill Stoller Interview on Wine Taste TV

Watch and listen as Bill Stoller discusses the winery's ground breaking LEED certification on Wine Taste TV.

Wine & Spirits Magazine Special Issue ~ Fall 2008

Wine & SpiritsStoller Family Estate was just named one of the country's Best New Wineries by Wine & Spirits magazine! In their Fall 2008 special issue, Best in the World of Wine, Wine & Spirits says of Stoller:

"In 2001 he [Bill Stoller] founded Stoller Vineyards, hiring the young and talented Melissa Burr in 2003 to make his wines. Now that much of the vineyard is close to 13 years old, the wines are showing some exceptional grace. But the vineyard's hallmark has always been generosity -- these are ample wines, open and forward, completely irresistible. Just last year the family opened their environmentally sensitive, LEED certified winery, and above it flies the family crest, in the center of which is a turkey, mid-trot."

The article also singles out three Stoller wines and their Wine & Spirits scores:

93 - 2004 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
91 - 2005 Dundee Hills Chardonnay
91 - 2005 Dundee Hills Estate Grown Pinot Noir

Stoller Pinots Receive Three Star (Excellent) Reviews from the San Francisco Chronicle!

We are also very excited that both of our current release 2006 Pinot Noirs just received Three Star (Excellent) reviews from the San Francisco Chronicle. The Stoller wines accounted for 2 of only 3 Three Star reviews, out of 73 total wines tasted by the Chronicle.

2006 Stoller SV Pinot Noir
Three Stars (Excellent).
Orange blossom, mineral-driven nose with soy, musk and forest floor amid radiant strawberry. Palate's subtle fruit is mildly sweet but seamless, with greater acidity. Cocoa-like tannins provide perfect grip. Balanced.

2006 Stoller JV Pinot Noir
Three Stars (Excellent).
Loam, Bing cherry, cranberry, strawberry and tangerine aromas. Juicy, ripe profile bolstered by a hint of cocoa, spice and bright acidity. Pretty, balanced with soft tannins and a sappy sweet note on the finish. Classic Oregon Pinot Noir that gets extra points for value.

The 2006 JV Pinot Noir was also selected as the Wine of the Week in the Chronicle’s food and wine e-newsletter: “…this young-vines bottling offers killer dollar-for-Pinot value. With a tang to it — tangerine and tamari — it offers a juicy, full profile, with Oregon's trademark buoyancy and clarity.”

Stoller Chardonnay Featured in Wine & Spirits Magazine October 2008

Stoller Family Estate 2006 SV Chardonnay is featured in the October 2008 issue of Wine & Spirits magazine. In the article Northwest Chardonnay Meets Sustainable Seafood, Chef Philip Mihalski of Nell's Restaurant in Seattle recommends the 2006 SV Chardonnay with his Black Cod with Mussel and Leek Broth, Hearts of Palm and Thyme. The SV Chardonnay is also the subject of a gorgeous photo accompanying the article!

Extreme Ways to Go Green on the Travel Channel

Stoller Family Estate was recently featured on the Travel Channel show Extreme Ways to Go Green. The show highlighted "the ultimate eco-friendly tour of the biggest, the best and the most over-the-top green spaces and places." A film crew from the Travel Channel spent an entire day on site at Stoller, capturing all the action in the tasting room and interviewing winemaker Melissa Burr in the cellars. Check your local listings for repeat air dates!

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