Roserock Pinot Noir 2015
Roserock Pinot Noir is made by the Drouhin family at their Oregon estate. The wine is made from a blend of vineyards including Roserock Vineyard at the southern tip of the Eola-Amity Hills in the 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 made from a selection of the estate’s 35 blocks, which are handpicked, sorted and individually fermented. While Pinot 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 ageworthy cuvée.
The warm, long growing season of 2015 brought a second straight harvest of exceptional quality. Looking back, a warmer than average winter led to an early budbreak and nearly six months of charmed growing conditions. Just before harvest, the vineyards were able to enjoy some needed rain, but the skies were largely clear. As temperatures cooled, a welcome opportunity to pick as each block reached its perfect moment. Ripeness and flavor found their natural balance providing a second stunning vintage.
Winemaker Véronique Drouhin-Boss' Tasting Notes : 'Capturing the eye, charming the nose and enchanting the palate, the 2015 Roserock Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir has a velvety approach and focused structure. Balanced and long on the palate, the elegance shines through many layers of flavors. This is a wine that will be delicious young but that has a bright future.'
James SucklingAnother amazing pinot noir that shows such purity of the fruit. Blueberries, raspberries, lemons, oranges and hints of caramel. Medium to full body, an incredibly polished texture and a beautiful, exciting finish.
Wine AdvocatePale ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Roserock Pinot Noir is a little closed at this youthful stage, offering delicate red cherry and raspberry leaf notes over hints of black pepper and lavender. Medium-bodied, the palate offers firm, chewy tannins and a lively backbone to support the red berry and cedar-laced flavors, finishing long with a nice toastiness.
VinousVivid red. An exotically perfumed bouquet displays ripe black raspberry, cherry and allspice, and a strong floral quality comes up with aeration. Juicy, sweet and expansive in the mouth, offering lively red fruit and rose pastille flavors and supple texture. Shows appealing sweetness and finishes with resonating florality, strong cling and neatly woven tannins.
Wine SpectatorHarmonious and well-built, with expressive pomegranate and cherry flavors accented by bay leaf and spice notes. Drink now through 2024. 13,000 cases made.