Roco Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2009

Member Review by aronowm2:

this is just as good as their private stash at half the price. I love this price point which is extremely reasonable for Oregon Pinot.

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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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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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Snooth User: aronowm2
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4.00 5
10/13/2011

this is just as good as their private stash at half the price. I love this price point which is extremely reasonable for Oregon Pinot.


Snooth User: Capture
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4.00 5
06/07/2011

Four glasses



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