Roco Winery Gravel Road Pinot Noir 2018 - Buster's Liquors & Wines
Roco Winery Gravel Road Pinot Noir 2018
SKU: 38157

Roco Winery Gravel Road Pinot Noir 2018

  • v91
  • we91
  • ws91


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Category Red Wine
Region United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley
Brand Roco Winery
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
This 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, zippy 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 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.
  • v91

Vivid magenta. Perfumed red berry, cherry and floral scents are complemented by smoky mineral and spice flourishes that build in the glass. Sweet and energetic on the palate, offers raspberry, cherry, spicecake and candied rose flavors that open up slowly on the back half. Finishes long, smooth and floral, with slow-building tannins adding framework and gentle grip.

Josh Raynolds, August 2020
Wine Enthusiast
  • we91

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.

Paul Gregutt, July 1, 2020
Wine Spectator
  • ws91

Tightly focused, this offers polish and structure, with layered raspberry and cherry flavors, laced with stony mineral and green tea notes and finishing with refined tannins. Drink now through 2028. 6,900 cases made.

Tim Fish, 2020