PROFOUND PINOT – NEW RELEASE FROM ROCO WINERY
Introducing Roco Winery…
ROCO Winery is the story of a 30-year devotion to crafting authentic and delicious wines. In 1987, Rollin Soles purchased a breathtaking hillside property down a gravel road in the Chehalem Mountain Range. The property’s perfect combination of elevation, soil type, natural springs, and geological aspect were the seed of a dream that would eventually become ROCO Winery.
For nearly fifteen years, the Soles’ property remained a mostly wild landscape used for a variety of farming endeavors. Rollin was making wine at Argyle, his previous venture, and Corby was busy serving in a number of executive positions in the Oregon wine industry. But as the years wore on, the property’s southwestern exposure and diverse soils begged for the Soles to realize their dream: a vineyard of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay sloping toward the creek below, the Chehalem Valley beyond, and Oregon’s Coast Range in the distance.
In 2001, Rollin and Corby planted Wits’ End Vineyard and began bringing the idea of ROCO to fruition. Two years later, they produced their first vintage of Private Stash Pinot Noir—showcasing the very best of Rollin’s small-lot winemaking skills in a bottle that was eventually served in the White House. Building on their success, in 2009, the Soles built ROCO its own winery and added a tasting room in 2012. In 2013, Rollin expanded Wits’ End Vineyard and transitioned to full-time focus on ROCO to keep pace with its growing prestige and demand.
Today we are very pleased to introduce the first ever release from ROCO Winery here in Ontario. A very small parcel of 2014 ROCO Winery “Marsh Estate” Pinot Noir are now available at flagship LCBO Vintages locations.
Marsh Estate Vineyard is situated on a prominent knoll between Newberg and Carlton in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Planted in 2007, the 23-acre vineyard stands at elevations between 255 and 320 feet in a mix of sedimentary soil types—including Willakenzie, Goodin, Carlton, and Steiwer-Chehlpum Complex soils. The vineyard is comprised mainly of Pinot Noir with a small block of Chardonnay, and is arranged in a medium-density plot of 1820 vines per acre on low-vigor, phylloxera-resistant Riparia Gloire rootstock.
This is profoundly delicious juice. This is a must-have for serious Pinot Noir enthusiasts, and a perfect bottle to break out at your next special gathering or occasion.
2014 Roco Winery Marsh Estate Pinot Noir
$57.95 per 750mL bottle
“Great nose of smoke, stones, strawberry and cedar. Full-bodied, yet lively and vivid with stone, berry and cherry character. Gorgeous richness and brightness. Drink or hold.”
94 out of 100 Points – JamesSuckling.com