Stag Hollow Winery & Vineyard

Owner(s) Mark Huff, Jill Zarnowitz
Web site www.staghollow.com
 
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This small, family winery was started in 1994 by Mark Huff and Jill Zarnowitz in Yamhill, Oregon. The 34-acre estate is slowly being planted to vines on steep south-facing slopes of Willakenzie soils at very high density, exceeding 3,000 vines per acre. There are nine clones of Pinot Noir, including 5 Dijon clones. 10 acres of the estate have been designated as a wildlife preserve. The Pinot Noirs have been quite distinctive and praiseworthy.

Reviewed Wines

2005 Stag Hollow Vendange Selection Yamhill-Carlton District Willamette Valley Pinot

13.3% alc., $30. · The black label captures the spirit of this wine which stands out from the crowd. Likable nose of plum, cola and root beer with the slightest hint of alcohol. Enticing and substantial core of plum reduction sauce, roasted nuts and spice. Plenty earthy with lacy drying tannins and a warm, smooth mouth feel. Plenty to like. Reviewed September 15, 2008 ARTICLE »

2005 Stag Hollow Winery & Vineyard Reserve Yamhill-Carlton District Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

170 cases, $39.95. A blend of 8 Pinot Noir clones. This small, family winery was started in 1994 by Mark Huff and Jill Zarnowitz in Yamhill, Oregon. The 34- acre estate is slowly being planted to vines on steep south-facing slopes of Willakenzie soils at very high density, exceeding 3,000 vines per acre. There are nine clones of Pinot Noir, including 5 Dijon clones. 10 acres of the estate have been designated as a wildlife preserve. The Pinot Noirs have been quite distinctive and praiseworthy. This wine won a Double Gold Medal at the Wine Press Northwest Judging in 2008. The wines are sold on the website and through retail channels. · Dark ruby color. Enticing aromatic profile of black cherries, plum, stems and cedar with a delicious and generous infusion of dark fruited reduction sauce matched to tasty oak. Substantial chewy tannins portend a long life ahead. Reviewed April 18, 2009 ARTICLE »