The color is very pale, clear around the edge, a translucent brick red in the center. Strawberries and brambles show on the nose. On the palate, the stalks included in fermentation show as brambles, while sweet strawberry from the nose gets more complex on the palate. Cranberry, raspberry, and sage come through. This is an earthy and interesting glass of wine. Drink with duck confit. Recommended. 88 points. DBH

WHO: Roco
WHAT: Pinot Noir
WHEN: 2013
WHERE: Willamette Valley, OR
HOW MUCH: $50 (media sample)

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