This is a real beauty from the Willamette Valley. This is a tiny production (250cs)single vineyard (Soles' Wits' End Vyrd) pinot that very simply put makes you smile at the talent and handcrafted nature that the winemaker has used to make this.
Roco is a small winery in Newburg and now that I have tried their wines on a couple occasions I will seek a visit with them hopefully next spring.
The wine displays strawberry, spice and plum on the nose and palate. As the wine gets air you cannot help but notice the reticent cherry finish on the back tongue. This '09 is young and should age well for 8-10 years. For those that are curious this comes from the Chehalem Mountains AVA. Rollin Soles is the winemaker. 94+ pts.