Rose Rock By Drouhin Oregon 2016 (USA: OR - Eola-Amity Hills) (ID# 3533)

Name Rose Rock By Drouhin Oregon 2016 (ID# 3533)
Varietal Pinot Noir
Region USA: OR - Eola-Amity Hills
Notes "Impeccable fruit purity and freshness here makes for an immediately appealing nose with a central thread of ripe red cherries. The palate has beautiful definition and detail with striking fruit purity. Holds long and supple. Excellent pinot." (James Suckling) "Impeccably structured and polished, with expressive black cherry and blueberry flavors, accented by black tea and stony mineral notes that build tension and presence toward refined tannins." (Wine Spectator) Also Wine & Spirits: 92 points, Best Buy

Additional Notes

"The 2016 Roserock Pinot Noir is pale to medium ruby-purple in color with a lovely open nose of blueberry, boysenberry jam and warm black cherries with violet, potpourri and pink peppercorn nuances. Light to medium-bodied, it has concentrated blue fruits in the mouth with a frame of spice and cinnamon, firm, grainy tannins and wonderful juicy acidity, finishing long with some earthy notes coming through." (Wine Advocate) "A superb value, this is a dark, supple, even sensuous wine with deep fruit flavors of blueberry and cassis. Notes of dried Mediterranean herbs and a dark dive into baker's chocolate contribute to a complex weave of flavors. There's real polish and power here, though this is among the winery's lowest-priced Pinots." (Wine Enthusiast) "Domaine Drouhin Oregon purchased Roserock, a vineyard of volcanic soils in Eola–Amity Hills, in 2013. This vintage starts off spicy and dark, with a clove-and-cocoa aroma that lifts with air. It’s earthy, lean and elegant, with plum flavors and hints of beet greens, and mildly gripping tannins. For moussaka. Best Buy." (Wine & Spirits Magazine)



Scores Press* Points Other Gold Star
JS: 94 pts
WS: 93 pts  
WA: 92 pts  
Other ABV% Body Oak Bio/Natural/Org/Sus
14.1 Full Light Biodynamic

DEC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
VIN = Vinous
WA = Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
WE = Wine Enthusiast
WS = Wine Spectator
W&S = Wine & Spirits Magazine