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2009-12-17
Media Contact: AR & Co PR & Marketing
Phone: 805.239.4443
Website: http://www.zollerwinestyling.com/purchase-wines.ph

HOLLER FOR ZOLLER ’08 PINOT NOIR, SONOMA COAST
Paso Robles, CA Winemaker Coaxes “Unforgettable” Wine from Celebrated Region

Scanning the aisles for a sophisticated Pinot at the right price? Craving a taste of California’s proudest and most prestigious wine? Pick the Zoller ’08 Pinot Noir, a wine that bottles the quintessential grandeur and mystique of the infamously elusive grape.

With a classic Burgundian nose and a full, round taste, the Zoller ’08 Pinot intrigues the palate with earthiness and spice, and dazzles the taste buds with deep violet and plum, a subtle hint of dried rose petal and thyme, and the sweetest touch of vanilla. Woman winemaker Signe Zoller calls the jammy, long-finishing wine elegant and unforgettable.

Made with prized Sonoma Coast fruit from Keller Vineyard, Signe Zoller barreled the Zoller ’08 Pinot Noir in new French oak, then moved it to neutral barrels and bottled early with the traditional corked-seal. Zoller says the process allowed for a well-balanced and firmly-structured wine that does not retain any overbearing oak flavors—a result that characterizes Zoller’s signature winemaking style.

Highly reputed in the industry as both a winemaker and a wine judge, she previously held a winemaking position at renowned Kendall-Jackson Winery and served a ten-year-long tenure with founding winemaker Chuck Ortman at Meridian Vineyards (one of the most successful commercial wineries in Paso Robles) before launching her own Gr8Ass label and her custom winemaking business, Zoller Wine Styling. She has now produced nearly 30 acclaimed wine labels for her custom winemaking clients.

“Signe’s winemaking skills show versatility and an unmatched palate—she is a an extraordinary talent, the likes of which are rarely seen,” says Ortman, pointing to her “smooth and balanced” wines that have won numerous awards including Best of Show at the Long Beach and Monterey wine competitions and two at the California State Fair. Zoller has a Masters degree in Food Science and Enology from the University of California at Davis; is the past president of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture and the Paso Robles Vintners and Growers Association; and has been named “Winemaker of the Year” by both the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance and the Central Coast Winegrowers Association.

To order ’08 Zoller Pinot Noir, contact Zoller Wine Styling in Paso Robles: 805.226.9707; www.zollerwinestyling.com. For press inquiries about ’08 Zoller Pinot Noir, contact AR & Co. PR & Marketing at 805.239.4443 or at www.arandcompany.com.

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