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2007 Stoller Vineyards Pinot Noir 'JV Estate'

WINE OF THE WEEK

June 24, 2009|S. Irene Virbila

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.

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Irene Virbila --

Region: Oregon

Price: About $25

Style: Elegant and approachable

What it goes with: leek or mushroom tart, vegetable terrine, roast chicken, calf's liver, veal.

Where to find it: Elvino Wines in Venice, (310) 396-9705, www.elvino wines.com; Mission Wines in South Pasadena, (626) 403-9463, www.mission wines.com; and the Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731, www.winehouse .com

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