2018 Domaine Drouhin Roserock Vineyard Pinot Noir
2018 Domaine Drouhin Roserock Vineyard Pinot Noir The 2018 Roserock Pinot Noir is a lively, energetic expression of both the vintage and the Eola Hills. The color is a striking light garnet, darkening at the core. On the nose, I find black currant and ripe plum, followed by crushed red flowers and clove. The palate opens with intense cherry and cranberry, mixed with a hint of allspice and light notes of oak. The tannins are dusty yet elegant, blending beautifully with the fresh and bright acidity. Texture, balance, and length are all impeccable, making for a pretty wine that drinks well now but should age very nicely for 6-8 years and beyond. Winemaker
Medium ruby, the 2018 Pinot Noir opens to delicate but layered, spicy raspberries and rhubarb with uplifted citrus and floral notes. Medium-bodied, the palate offers a ripe, seamlessly fresh frame with layered, spicy fruits and a long, uplifted finish. 93pts WA
A beautifully floral edge to the nose here with attractive aromas of fresh, sliced strawberries and cherries, as well as sweet-spiced blueberry pastry. The palate has very elegantly stated tannins and fine, fresh-strawberry and red-cherry flavors. So balanced. Drink or hold. 93pts Suckling.
The name of Drouhin, is synonymous with the finest Pinot Noir in the world. This famous house from Burgundy has made some of the greatest Pinot Noir ever to come out of the Burgundy. Like many great Burgundy houses they have looked beyond France to see where they can make great Pinot Noir and this wine is a result of that search. They decided on one of the greatest appellations in Oregon, Eola Amity Hills to make this wine. Others great Burgundy houses have followed Drouhin to Oregon: Comte Liger Belair, Domonique Lafon, Louis Jadot, Meo Camuzet, and just recently, Domaine Romanee Conti. Leading this charge in Oregon is Veronique Drouhin. The Drouhins purchased the Roserock Vineyard in 1913. Grapes from the vineyard had been previously sold to top producers like Soter and Ponzi.
Today’s wine, the 2018 Domaine Drouhin Roserock Vineyard Pinot Noir is a stunning example of Oregon Pinot Noir in all its glory. The wine received incredible press and is coming from one of the most critically acclaimed vintages in Oregon’s history. 2018 as a vintage received 96pts by Parker’s WA which is the highest they have rated a vintage since the first vintage they rated back in 1980. Pinot lovers this is a buy! With a savings of 36%, double 93 point score, insane vintage, from some of the finest Pinot Noir terroir on the planet and made by one of the most influential families in Burgundy. This wine is an absolute home run!