I have always heard that Oregon produces some great Pinot Noirs and have found this to be the case in my own experience. The Stoller 2007 from Oregon's Dundee Hills that I had last night was no exception. However, this Pinot Noir was unusual (at least compared with the small assortment of other Pinots I have tried.
This wine had the odd appearance (although it might have just been our glasses) of looking lighter on the bottom and getting darker toward the top. It was a ruby colored wine. It was a smooth and refreshing wine. Light and refreshing, the wine had notes of fruit, perhaps cherries, and a slight taste of pepper on the finish after it had decanted for about 2 hours. The wine was summery-- something to sip on a summer's day with a nice crusty wheat batard or boule and some cheese.