RoseRock by Domaine Drouhin 2018 Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon
2016 Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills 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 sustainableAbout Our Eola-Amity Hills Pinot NoirOur Roserock Pinot Noir is a cuvée selection from the estate’s 35blocks, which are handpicked, sorted and individually fermented. WhilePinot Noirs from the Eola-Amity Hills are typically known for their structure and power, Véronique Drouhin emphasizes Roserock’s elegant and refined qualities, making for a delicious and age worthy cuvée.The 2017 VintageThe 2016 growing season in Oregon started with a surprisingly warm spring, and moved seamlessly into a classic Oregon summer of warm days and cool nights. Interestingly, though the harvest is one of the earliest on record, the accumulated heat was less than either of the two previous vintages, and both of those are considered to be in the top tier. At Roserock, a cooler vineyard, picking began at the beginning of September under mostly clear skies. The fruit was in beautiful condition and required minimal sorting. The 2016 Roserock Pinot Noir is a pleasure to drink, and delicious is the first word that comes to mind. It has a beautiful depth of character, with notes of crushed berries, pomegranate, and the essence of marion berry.This Roserock finishes strong with an exuberant spice quality and a refined, rounded mouthfeel.