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Roots "Estate" Pinot noir 2011


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2009 Vintage Tasting Notes

2009 Wine Advocate - 90 points - The single vineyard Pinot Noirs begin with the 2009 Pinot Noir Roots Estate Vineyard. Cedar, spice box, floral notes, cherry, and boysenberry aromas inform the nose of a succulent, elegant, nicely proportioned wine that will provide pleasure for another 5-7 years. - Jay Miller

2009 Wine Spectator - 90 points - Ripe, open-textured and deftly balanced, playing its red berry and cinnamon flavors against a layer of creamy oak, finishing with refinement. Drink now through 2015. 184 cases made. - H.S.

2008 Vintage Tasting 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 Vintage Tasting 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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