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Date Printed: 4/23/2014
Roco Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2011
Roco Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2011
(search item no. 127948)
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PRICE ON 4/23/2014: $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
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Can't fault this wine for its color. It is deep ruby garnet in tone. The nose reminds you of cherry pie and vanilla ice cream. The deep red fruit flavors prevail along with a hint of rich Nubian leather and possibly plum and cherry preserve. There's also a shake of white pepper in the back palate with a plump finish that continues to roll around your mouth smiling.
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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.