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Roco Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2009
Roco Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 114077)
green wine
screw cap wine
boutique wine
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The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/11/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate 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:

This Pinot is leap out the glass good. The wine has a beautiful rich nose of blackberry pie fresh from the oven with maybe an edge of blueberry. In the mouth there is a velvety richness with bright red fruit flavors and a nudge of black pepper and exotic spices. The sweet berry center has a tad of vanilla or honey that heightens that central sweet spot and escorts the wine through a valley of subtle complexities that add to the melding of berry, earth and graveliness as it dances across your palate.
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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.


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Roco Private Stash Pinot Noir 2008
Roco Private Stash Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 108215)
boutique wine
screw cap wine

Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/11/2014: $71.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Classic Wit's End spice and complexity is the hallmark of this 08 Private Stash. There are full luscious, red velvet pinot flavors on the palate. One can't ignore the rich red berriness of this wine with sides of vanilla, tender spices and cinnamon. Extremely creamy, luscious blackberry flavors, with firm tannins and a lingering finish. No need to reach for flavor nuances hereā€¦this is true Pinot perfection with complexity, balance and staying power. Stash this away.
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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.