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Roots "Estate" Pinot noir 2012


$41.95 Regular

in any 12 bottle order or Build a Case




Dynamite Pinot from Chris Berg. The aromatics are really popping, with a mouthwatering licorice spiciness alongside red fruit, forest, and dried herbs. Pure cherry throughout, with a supple body and flavorful, sweet tannins. - Marcus

Previous vintage notes

The flagship Roots Pinot, from Chris and Hillary Berg's 6-acre estate vineyard. Focused and fresh, the Estate drips with licorice, rose, dark raspberries and cherries. A highly recommended, seriously cellar-worthy Pinot from one of our favorite winemakers. Chris' "biggest" batch of Pinots, still only 200 cases made.

2007 notes:

In our opinion, the 2007 Roots Pinots are just about the best of the vintage in this price range.

Chris and Hilary Berg bought land on Ribbon Ridge before prices grew out of hand for a young couple just getting started. They planted their 6 acre estate vineyard in 2000 and we've tasted each vintage since the first, the 2003.

In quality and complexity, 2007 is this wine's breakout year. The 07 Estate Pinot noir has moved the vineyard from good to cult status. The Roots Estate Pinot is a wine to grab now, and to watch for in coming years.

The wine is all about sweet blackberries and cream with a velvet texture. Well integrated tannins, long finish with lots of intense blackberry and black raspberry. Hints of white pepper and spice. About 100 cases produced.

"Pleasing scents of, strawberries, tutti-fruity and spice. Substantial red cherry and red berry core with an underpinning of earthiness, spice and Dr. Pepper. Minimum dusty tannins make the wine very approachable now. Seems like a Yamhill-Carlton wine masquerading as a Dundee Hills wine. This wine really brings it for the price of a Jackson and is recommended." - Rusty Gaffney,

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