Wine Spectator TOP VALUES

 

91 Points from Wine Spectator

Tightly focused, this offers polish and structure, with layered raspberry and cherry flavors, laced with stony mineral notes.

 

91 Points from Wine Enthusiast

This is a fine value and widely available (for Oregon Pinot). Rhubarb and strawberry fruit flavors roll into sweet red cherry, lightly spiced. The medium-long finish is textured and balanced, the tannins smooth and lightly toasty.

 

Winemaker Notes

This 2018 Gravel Road Pinot Noir has a surprising expression of red fruit, especially given the blacker fruits usually associated with a warm growing season like 2018. Pronounced aromas of rhubarb/strawberry, juicy red plum, and black raspberry fruit is layered with allspice with a bit of cinnamon stick spice. Bright, sippy fruit of strawberry/rhubarb tartlet, red to black plum lifts upon a raft of delicious poised tannin. Classic spices like cardamom, allspice, and cinnamon stick contribute to this wine's attractiveness. With some age, I believe a lovely black cherry will slip out from behind the door making this a very interesting, complex Pinot Noir. Fresh fruity, berries ride a sanded tannin raft that sails on to the finish. The old world style offers bold flavor with balance and grace to pair well with nearly any food.

2018 ROCO "Gravel Road" Pinot Noir

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