With our cold snap continuing here, I went for a walk with a girlfriend this morning, stopped by the grocery store and then spent the rest of the bright, sunny, below-freezing day doing some early spring cleaning. Rearranging, purging the old, deep cleaning, tossing old paperwork to be recycled or shredded, and hanging artwork that hasn’t seen the light of day in awhile. It felt good to be motivated to get some more meaningful housework done.
I had some crockpot chili that I cooked up the other day, and felt like splurging a bit on a nice bottle of wine tonight. I opened up the Stoller Family Estate 2015 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir. It has a nose and flavors of light smoke and earth, with dark cherries and overripe blackberries. With heavier tannins than many Pinot Noirs, it held up to the strong flavors in the chili. I loved this wonderfully robust Willamette Valley Pinot!
I got mine during Safeway’s 30% off all wines over $20 sale, that they run in November (and December?). You get an extra 10% off if you buy 6 wines too (mix and match is fine). Fortunately for me, my brother lives in Oregon, so I stopped by their local Safeway to see what they had before heading out to drive home last time I was there. Unfortunately for me, this is the only bottle I got of this one…
Stoller doesn’t have it on their website, although they do have the 2014 vintage. I assume that means that they already sold out. If you can find it, grab it! It is delicious!