The aromatics are a Roman Candle of concentrated black raspberry fruit with a spice selection that includes nutmeg-like Christmas spices, and paprika. The flavor opens with a crescendo of mouthwatering tannin, borne on a pillow of velvety mouth-feel. This is an "everything" Pinot that shifts over time. Right now, it expresses blackberry with a hint of caramelized blood orange accented with terroir driven mulled spices and bergamot. The finish is one that shifts shape with a quantum effect on time.
ROCO’s premier Pinot Noir, Private Stash is a numbered series of small production Pinot Noir sourced from a 2-acre plot on the Soles’ private 21-acre vineyard. This complex Pinot offers layer upon layer of intense, silky, full-bodied flavor that is elegantly balanced. Derived from Rollin’s special clonal propagation, 3A, otherwise called “the ROCO selection” these vines produce smaller than normal clusters of tightly packed berries. We hold that this wine will stand shoulder to shoulder with the finest Pinot Noirs from around the globe.
- Pinot Noir
- Willamette Valley