Roserock is the next chapter of Drouhin's Oregon winery located at the very southern end of the Eola-Amity hills. Drouhin picked this area for its ancient volcanic soils and location, which produces outstanding cool-climate Pinot Noir. The Pinot Noir is hand-selected from the 35 different blocks on the property, all fermented individually and blended afterward. The idea here is to focus on creating elegant Pinots with refinement and ageability, clearly inspired by their work in Burgundy. 2017 is an excellent vintage for this wine and is a fantastic value for Oregon Pinot Noir.
Vinous (Josh Raynolds) 93 points! "Shimmering red. A complex bouquet evokes fresh red berries, candied flowers, smoky minerals and baking spices. Juicy, subtly sweet and lively on the palate, offering spice-tinged bitter cherry, raspberry and floral pastille flavors that turn deeper as the wine opens up. Closes spicy, focused and impressively long, with well-knit tannins contributing gentle grip."
Wine Advocate (Erin Brooks) 93 points! "Pale to medium ruby-purple, the 2017 Pinot Noir opens with gobs of violet, blueberry coulis, boysenberry preserves, spiced cranberry sauce, stones, red currant jelly and an earthy undercurrent—so layered! The light to medium-bodied palate is silky and spicy, gaining intensity in the mouth, with a grainy frame, seamless freshness and a long, spicy finish."