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2014 Marsh Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir

2014 Marsh Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir
2014 Marsh Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir

ABOUT THE MARSH ESTATE PINOT NOIR

Since 2010, ROCO has produced some of our juiciest and fresh fruited Pinot Noirs from this low elevation jewel located in the eastern portion of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Tucked just west of the Dundee Hills, Marsh Vineyard starts at a 250ft elevation and ascends steeply to a peak elevation of 320ft at the end of the exposed ridgeline. This exposure ensures maximum sunlight, and combined with soil derived from marine sandstone, gives the wine an intense real cherry and raspberry front with a black pepper finish. A collectible wine that is drinkable now, but can lay down for a number of years.

WINEMAKING PROCESS

ROCO Pinot Noir is handpicked and then chilled overnight to 38 degrees fahrenheit in our large cold room. The chilled bunches are gently de--stalked and the whole berries fall into smal 1.6 ton open frementers. The berries soak for ten days before beginning ferment with our proprietary, house--cultured indigenous wine yeast. Soaking allows gentle extraction of color and flavor from the berry skin, and not the bitter-tasting seeds. The fermentations are hand punched twice a day to mix the skins and fermenting juices. Ferments are allowed to reach about 28 degrees celsius. A post-fermentation soak occurs until the wine is just right for removing from the skins and seeds. At that time the ferment is gently pressed in our modern tank press. The young wine is sent to barrel for malolactic fermentation to soften the acidity and to add further complexity, than racked once to mix of new and three-year-old, tight-grained, French oak barrels. The wines are aged in barrel for 18 or more months before bottling.

2014 VINTAGE NOTES

The 2014 growing season started out beautifully and stayed that way to the end. The gentle warm weather allowed the grape flowers to pollenate in large numbers resulting in many grape clusters. The summer was dry and sunny but ended in some rain. These cold rain events at the end of August and mid September were very welcomed. The precipitation perked the vines up delivering extraordinary fruit. The fruit was harvested from September 11th to October 5th. The sparkling wine grapse showed ripe fruit and high acidity.

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94 James Suckling

91 Wine Enthusiast

91 Wine Spectator

WINEMAKER TASTING NOTES

Lifted, complex scents of Cassis, cardamom and ripe, dark cherry fill your nose. Seared strawberry and gooseberry play off cola and coffee spice. This wine is playful, yet seamless and robust with lively acidity throughout the very long finish.

-Rollin Soles, Winemaker

Vintage2014
Varietal100% Pinot Noir
AppellationYamhill-Carlton AVA
VineyardMarsh Estate Vineyard
Aging18 Months
Alcohol14.50%
Volume750 ml

94 James Suckling

"Great nose of smoke, stones, strawberries and cedar. Full bodied, yet lively and vivid with stone, berry and cherry character. Gorgeous richness and rbightness. Drink or hold." J.S., 11/16

91 Wine Enthusiast

"Here is a compelling mix of berry, cherry and citrus fruits that are forward and punchy, with a touch of clay anchoring the finish. It was aged for 18+ months in a mix of new and neutral French oak." -P.G., 12/16

91 Wine Spectator

"Bright and tangy, with pretty raspberry and cherry flavors on a sleek frame, dancing through the deftly balanced finish. Best from 2018 through 2024." H.S., 02/17

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