Domaine Drouhin Oregon, Roserock Pinot Noir 2015

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  • Type:

    Red

  • Country:

    USA

  • Region:

    Oregon

  • Grape:

    Pinot Noir

  • Grape Blend:

    Pinot Noir 100%

  • Winemaker:

    Veronique Drouhin

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Domaine Drouhin Oregon Roserock Pinot Noir 2015 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Capturing the eye, charming the nose and enchanting the palate, the Roserock Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir has a velvety approach and focused structure. Balanced and long on the palate, the elegance shines through many layers of flavors. This is a wine that will be delicious young but that has a bright future.

Production Notes

Roserock is an extraordinary vineyard at the southern tip of the Eola-Amity Hills, in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Ancient volcanic soils, an ideal elevation range and the unique cooling effect of the Van Duzer corridor produce classic cool-climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Roserock is LIVE-certified sustainable. Our Roserock Pinot Noir is a cuvee selection from the estate's 35 blocks, which are handpicked, sorted and individually fermented. While Pinot Noirs from the Eola-Amity Hills are typically known for their structure and power, Veronique Drouhin emphasizes Roserock's elegant and refined qualities, making for a delicious and age worthy cuvee.

Critics Reviews

Wine Advocate 91pts (2014) - The 2014 Roserock Pinot Noir has a pale to medium ruby-purple color and nose of garrigue, bay leaves and underbrush over a core of Bing cherries and cranberries. Medium-bodied, with a taut frame of chewy tannins and a racy backbone, it has a lovely earthy/herbal lift in the mouth, continuing long into the finish.

Producer Profile

Skills get more refined, methods evolve, but what's important is what is transmitted from generation to generation: The search for excellence, the intellectual curiosity, the sense of values, passion, the respect for terroir.� -- Robert J. Drouhin. In 1987, Robert Drouhin was invited to participate in the first International Pinot Noir Celebration, and on that trip, he decided to purchase land in the Dundee Hills. Where there had only been Christmas trees and wheat, the Drouhin's began planting their first vineyards in Oregon. At the same time, Robert nominated Veronique to be the newly christened DDO winemaker, and her brother Philippe Drouhin took responsibility for viticulture. In 1988, DDO produced its first vintage, from purchased grapes, and in 1989 built the landmark, four-story gravity flow winery. Situated atop the Dundee Hills, between 400' to 800' in elevation, the site was selected for its remarkable similarity in climate, latitude and aspect to the legendary vineyards of Burgundy. From what started as test plantings of cloned Pinot Noir rootstock, Domaine Drouhin now encompasses 124 acres of hillside vineyards. Interspersed with the Pinot Noir vines are 11 acres of Chardonnay, planted at various elevations and, like in Burgundy, planted right alongside rows of Pinot Noir.