2021 Marsh Estate Pinot Noir
ABOUT MARSH ESTATE PINOT NOIR
Since 2010, ROCO has produced some of our juiciest and fresh-fruited Pinot Noirs from this low-elevation jewel estate, located in the eastern portion of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Tucked just west of the Dundee Hills, Marsh Estate Vineyard starts at a 250ft elevation and ascends steeply to a peak elevation of 320ft at the end of an exposed ridge line. 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.
"This may be the most generous vintage yet for Marsh Estate Vineyard. Fruit aromatics leap out front with a whirlwind of lush raspberry, strawberry jam, red plum, black cherry to marionberry. With time in the glass, a ‘whirl' of cinnamon with a touch of black pepper further complex the senses.
On the palate, this is GENEROSITY +. A rich mouthfeel kicks in at the beginning and follows through to a very delicious finish. Black cherry fruit is super dense and long. Velvety molasses, rubbed sage, and black peppercorn prove that this wine hails from the Yamhill-Carlton AVA." - Rollin Soles, Winemaker
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