#71 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010
A nice deep inhale of spice and blackberries with a touch of chocolate. Pure fruit flavors lavishly roll across the tongue with true complexity and a nod toward the soil - tender flavors of earth, minerality, and an essence of myrrh. It is rich and succulent on the palate with a long dark cherry finish. I've not said this before... this is my favorite ROCO Willamette Valley to date.
"Bright and jazzy, with crisp tannins around a lively core of peppermint-accented raspberry. Stays light and agile as the finish revs up. Best from 2012 through 2018."
"The 2008 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley delivers a pleasing perfume of cedar, spice box, rose petal, black cherry, and black raspberry. Firm on the palate with a smooth texture, layered fruit, and lively acidity, it is likely to evolve for 2-3 years but can be approached now."
The Wine Advocate