2017 Roserock by Drouhin Oregon Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir

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2017 Roserock by Drouhin Oregon Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir

he 2017 Roserock Pinot Noir shows what is possible from this beautiful vineyard. The color is characteristically darker than what I see in the Dundee Hills, but not inky. The nose is charming and expresses the coolness compared to prior years. On the palate, I taste pomegranate, black cherry, and a touch of berry confiture. The site is always capable of elegance, which shows itself in layers, structure, and balance. We can drink this young, but it should age very nicely for 6-10 years.

Critical Acclaim
WE 92 Wine Enthusiast
Supple and sexy, this is anchored in purple and black fruits, accented with a wash of coffee liqueur. Further barrel-related flavors bring malted milk candy into the mix, yet the wine remains balanced and beautifully integrated, and none of the expressive flavors seem overdone.

WW 90 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
COMMENTARY: The 2017 Roserock by Drouhin Oregon is generous and persistent on the palate. TASTING NOTES: This wine deftly combines aromas and flavors of black fruit, dust, and savory spices. Enjoy it with mint-accented, grilled lamb chops. (Tasted: October 12, 2020, San Francisco, CA)

Drouhin Oregon Roserock is the newest chapter in the Drouhin story, extending from Burgundy's Cote d’Or and Chablis, to the Dundee Hills of Oregon, and now Oregon's Eola-Amity Hills.

Drouhin Oregon Roserock continues a four-generation story that began in 1880 when Joseph Drouhin moved from Chablis to Beaune, in the heart of Burgundy.

In Oregon, as in Burgundy, the Drouhin Family farms singular, expressive parcels of land. The Roserock Vineyard sits at the southern tip of the Eola-Amity Hills, in Oregon's Willamette Valley and is marked by volcanic soils, cooler temperatures and an ideal elevation range. Farmed by Phillipe Drouhin, Roserock is certified sustainable.