The Stalker Pinot Noir is a unique wine. The fermentation style was developed by ROCO’s owner/winemaker, Rollin Soles in a quest to develop deeper, richer flavors in a Pinot noir without adding heavy, over–the-top green tannins. The name refers to Rollin’s time in Australia, where they call the grape stems ‘stalks’. The label features Rollin being “stalked” by our logo, the Thunderbird. It was designed by his wife and co-owner, Corby Stonebraker-Soles and was carved into a wood block before being printed.
WINEMAKER’S TASTING NOTES
"Out of the glass, this wine is immediately woodsy like dried morels; the spice effect is amazing with black pepper and pork belly essences. Traces of black cherry skin are lingering in the background and will become more apparent with age. This Pinot Noir grips your palate with a sneaky first wave of tannin. Then, wild abandoned blackberry vine fruit takes hold, and balanced stemmy spices like marjoram and mace tame this "Wild Thing" of a Pinot Noir." -Rollin Soles, winemaker