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
The 2014 Vintage
2014 is already considered a classic Oregon vintage. A long, warm growing season and a relaxed, bountiful harvest has given us Pinot Noir with lovely color, beautiful fruit-forward character, excellent balance and the structure to age well. It is a perfect way to debut Roserock.
The Press Loves Roserock!
Drouhin Oregon Roserock Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir
Great Northwest Wines - OUTSTANDING! - "Alluring aromas of Red Velvet cake include raspberry jam and baker’s chocolate. And there’s no disappointment on the palate, which is rich with the continuation of chocolate, toast and coffee. Its farewell of black raspberry and Montmorency cherry makes for a bright finish."
James Suckling - 94 Points - "Shows intensity and balanced and beautiful fruit. Medium-to full-bodied, silky and beautiful. A really velvety and round texture to this. Drink or hold."
John Gilman - 92+ - "the wine is deep, full-bodied, nascently complex and nicely sappy at the core, with fine transparency, tangy acids, fine-grained tannins and impeccable balance on the long, focused and very promising finish. This wine shows superb backend energy and will be dynamite with a bit of bottle age. A very auspicious beginning!"
WineReviewOnline.com - 92 Points - "In keeping with their Burgundian style, this Roserock Pinot Noir is an elegant combination of fruitiness and herbal flavors. The lacey Drouhin style comes though in this restrained and nicely structured wine. Not a concentrated, “big” wine, its charm lies in its “flavor without weight” character. A big plus -- you’d be hard pressed to find a Pinot Noir of this quality at this price, anywhere."
Wine Advocate - 91+ Points - "offers blackberry and briary scents on the nose with a touch of earthiness - well defined and quite vivacious in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with dusky blackberry and blueberry fruit. It exerts a gentle grip in the mouth and delivers white pepper sprinkled over the finish that is nicely detailed. This should drink well over the next 8-10 years and at this price, I would be loading up."
Drouhin Oregon Roserock Zéphirine Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills AVA
James Suckling - 96 Points - "A juicy and intense wine with with lots of plum, chocolate and cedar undertones. Full-bodied and velvety. Pretty, gorgeous, racy and just so fine. Love the fruit and texture. Drink now."
John Gilman - 95 - "The bouquet is pure, sappy and very refined, wafting from the glass in a complex blend of pomegranate, black cherries, raw cocoa, gorgeous soil tones, woodsmoke, just a touch of the stems and a superb base of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, focused and sappy at the core, with outstanding soil signature, ripe, suave tannins, tangy acids and outstanding focus and grip on the very long, seamless and vibrant finish. This is so beautifully balanced that it is very approachable out of the blocks, but this superb wine is built for the cellar and really deserves to be tucked away for at least seven to ten years before starting to open bottles. Véronique Drouhin has made some absolutely beautiful bottles of pinot noir since she arrived in Oregon, but this is the finest I have yet had a chance to taste from the Oregon chapter of the book of Drouhin! Chapeau!"
Wine Advocate - 92 Points - "The 2014 Zépherine Pinot Noir, which is a barrel selection made at the winery, has a gorgeous bouquet, a mixture of red and black fruit, subtle floral notes and cold stone notes. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, pure dark plum, boysenberry and cranberry fruit vying for attention. There is good backbone here but there is still plenty of elegance on the spicy finish that lingers in the mouth. This has great potential and I am intrigued to see how it ages. "
Drouhin Oregon Roserock Eola-Amity Hills Chardonnay
James Suckling - 95 Points - "A very pretty texture to this wine with cream and dried apples in addition to hints of lemons and limes. A medium to full body and soft yet bright acidity. Love this fabulous wine. Don't miss it."
WineReviewOnline.com - 92 Points - "conveys a lacey creaminess that complements a delicate green apple type of fruitiness. Nicely angular, it would be a good choice for broiled swordfish with a caper butter sauce."
John Gilman - 91 - "offers up a pretty and quite floral bouquet of pear, gentle leesy tones, white lilies, fresh almond and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, crisp and focused, with a lovely core of fruit, bright acids and excellent bounce and grip on the long and very well-balanced finish. This is still quite a young wine and will blossom nicely with a bit of bottle age."
Wine Enthusiast - 90 Points - "It’s a young, fresh, fruity wine, loaded with flavors of apple, pineapple and light tropical fruits. There’s a light pat of butter in the finish. Drink over the next couple of years while the freshness is at its best."