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Roco Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2008

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Grapes for Private Stash Pinot Noir are harvested at the Soles small Wits' End Vineyard In the Chehalem Mountains.

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Roco Winery:
The creation of Roco wines is the result of twenty years of dreaming, research, and planning. In 1987, the same year Rollin Soles began to develop the prestigious Argyle Winery, he also purchased a unique hillside property in the Chehalem Mountain Range. Yet, it was not until 2001 that Rollin and his wife Corby planted the hillside to Pinot Noir, and in 2003 announced the fruit of their long... Read more
The creation of Roco wines is the result of twenty years of dreaming, research, and planning. In 1987, the same year Rollin Soles began to develop the prestigious Argyle Winery, he also purchased a unique hillside property in the Chehalem Mountain Range. Yet, it was not until 2001 that Rollin and his wife Corby planted the hillside to Pinot Noir, and in 2003 announced the fruit of their long held vision, Roco wines (pronounced rock-oh). The result is a vineyard and wines that reflect the very best distillation of Rollin's 20 years of Oregon viticultural learning and the property's special characteristics. The Soles' small Wits' End Vineyard is situated on the southern slopes of the Chehalem Mountain Range, approximately six miles from the small town of Newberg in Yamhill County. The site is superbly located. In the winter the Chehalem Mountains protect the vineyard from the northeast Arctic winds, and in the summer the Dundee Hills (to the south) transition the Pacific Ocean winds into gentle afternoon breezes. The vineyard was planted to a high plant density (2,200 vines per acre) on devigorated rootstocks with what Rollin considers "the three sexiest Dijon Pinot Noir clones available". Further, the vineyard is enhanced by the unusual presence of two, year-round springs. The private, cloistered nature and tranquility of the site flows into the essence of the wine. From this seven-acre vineyard the Soles' produce a limited wine allocation for their family and friends, but are willing to share a small amount with true Pinot lovers each year. Read less

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Snooth User: aronowm2
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3.00 5
10/13/2011

I'd like to add this to my private stash. Another excellent Oregon Pinot. It loses point because of the ridiculous price point. $55 is a little much. Oregon prices are seriously out of control in this economy.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
5.00 5
08/09/2011

Beautiful nose of cherry and violets. Vibrant, clean and rich fruit. Very fruity, yet balanced and not cloying. A really nice wine.


Snooth User: Middletucky
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3.00 5
03/06/2011

Good Pinot, but flavor profile is limited and a bit dull for our tastes. A bit of a let-down for us after the big recommendation from the wine-store.


Snooth User: Capture
66889325
4.50 5
06/07/2011

Wondered about the higher price for the Stash over the Willamette Valley, but worth the venture. This single vineyard wine has great depth and complexity stacked on top of the full flavor. Drinking the ROCO 07 PS now... will cellar some of the 08.

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For the cellar

Snooth User: Capture
66889325
4.00 5
06/07/2011

Wasn't surprised by the beautiful spice, earthiness and texture of this elegant Oregon Pinot. Has plenty of fruit, nicely balanced acids and tannins. Like that it doesn't knock you over the head.

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Snooth User: tdaloisio
19690917
4.00 5
03/04/2011

Four glasses


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04/04/2011

The 2008 Pinot Noir Private Stash is a bit more deeply colored, displays greater depth and concentration, and has enough structure to blossom for another 3-4 years. Mouth-filling and succulent, this lengthy, pleasure-bent effort will offer a drinking... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2008 Roco Pinot Noir Private Stash 750ml



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