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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Roco Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2008
Roco Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 107490)
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Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#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.

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About Roco:

Rollin and Corby Soles planted their small Wits' End Vineyard, located on the southwest slope of the Chehalem Mountains, in 2001. Two years later they produced their first vintage, four barrels of the 2003 Private Stash Pinot Noir. They were so delighted with the wine that they decided to produce two separate ROCO Pinot Noirs each vintage: the Private Stash and Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Rollin brings more than twenty years of Oregon winemaking experience, a passion for Pinot Noir and insistence on the highest winemaking standards to this private family venture.