Vineyard: Stermer

OwnerEric Lemelson
AppellationYamhill-Carlton District
StoryHistory: George and Barbara Stermer purchased the land in the early 1950s, when it was a "stump farm". They grew wheat, pears and plums on the farm's hillsides, and also raised cattle on the pasture lands down on the flat lands. Acres: 103, 30 planted to wine grapes Varieties: Pinot noir Year Planted: 1997-1998 Soil Type: Willakenzie silty clay loam, 18-36 inch depth Clones: Wadensvil, Pommard, 777, 115, 667 Elevation: 250-440 ft. Aspect: NE to SW AVA: Yamhill-Carlton
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2014 Dominio IV Rain on Leaves Stermer Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton Oregon Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., pH 3.65, TA 0.55, 148 cases, $36. Released November 2016. Vineyard is surrounded by old growth Douglas Fir trees. Willakenzie silty clay loam soil. Harvest Brix 24.4º. Clones 777, Pommard and Wädenswil. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Shy, but very pleasing aromas of black cherry, spice and brioche. Very polished on the palate, in a mid weight plus style, offering delicious flavors of black raspberry, black cherry, plum and pomegranate. The wine has a strong backbone, yet the tannins seem to be fruit based and not bitter. The finish is notable for its generosity and glorious fruit persistence. This is quite an indulgent charmer and a great value to boot. Score: 93. Reviewed February 1, 2017 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2001 Lemelson Stermer Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.6% alc.. · A little stink on the nose, a little harsh on the finish and just ordinary. Reviewed March 27, 2007 WINERY » ARTICLE »