"The 2009 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley offers up notes of cedar, spice box, rose petal, cherry, and raspberry. Velvety-textured, sweetly-fruited, and well-balanced, this crowd-pleaser can be approached now and over the next 5-6 years. Roco is the personal project of veteran vigneron Rollin Soles of Argyle Winery. www.rocowines.com. Wine Ethusiast -- 91pts A yummy new release from Roco, this seductive, satin-smooth wine marries flavors of cherry and chocolate, with a subtle underpinning of mineral. The finish brings in butterscotch and barrel notes, all choreographed into perfect harmony. (8/1/2012). Wine Spectator -- 90pts A graceful style, bright and lively, with a gentle core of red berry, tea and spice flavors, lingering easily against firm tannins. Best from 2013 through 2017. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 2,750 cases made. -HS"