A note from the winemaker: As if it was written in the Planets (Jupiter and Saturn), ROCO Gravel Road Pinot Noir NV is a conjunction of the 2019 and 2020 vintage. This nonvintage Pinot Noir truly is “greater than the sum of its parts”. The elegant poise of the 2019 vintage is layered with a minority of the robust concentration of 2020’s personality. The deft combination of these two very different vintages has revealed a masterful expression of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.

ROCO’s tradition of holding all its Pinot Noir in small French oak barrels for 18-20 months means that from October to March, we’ll have TWO vintages of Pinot Noir in barrel.  The 2019 Pinot noir was still aging in barrel when the 2020 vintage began. In December, ROCO’s President Corby Soles, pitched the creative possibility of blending a small percentage of 2020 Pinot noir into the 2019.  Master Blender and Palate Driver, Rollin Soles, took this brilliant idea into the cellar. The result is ROCO’s first ever Nonvintage Willamette Valley wine.  Besides, why should ZD Abacus, Penfolds G3, Vega Sicilia Reserva Especial Unico, Opus One Overture, and Champagne have all the multi-vintage blending fun!?

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Food Pairings: Chicken salads, balsamic glazed vegetables, or grilled salmon.

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