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2015 Drouhin Oregon Roserock Pinot Noir Zéphirine

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • Oregon
  • Willamette Valley
  • Eola - Amity Hills
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Community Tasting Notes 33

  • mmcdds Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 3, 2021 - This was delightful tonight with a deep, but delicate, almost airy mouthfeel juxtaposed to the somewhat forward, dark red and black fruit with earthy, slightly brambly undertones and a very subtle tarry note. This was drinking well almost immediately after opening and really started to sing after about an hour of air.

  • wolfonthehill Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 9, 2021 - Very nicely balanced. Delicate, floral.

  • mwneil wrote: flawed

    February 25, 2021 - Smelled like gasoline and tasted like it, not sure what happened to the bottle, instead we opened 2017 Laurene, did not drink with grilled leg of lamb.

  • ChrisR Likes this wine:

    January 19, 2021 - Dark red color. Bright black cherries, pomegranate and rhubarb (I see a prior taster picked up on the rhubarb, too; the slightly bitter flavor was the indicator), with some floral accents and the gentlest kiss of oak. Some flesh plumping out the general pinot viscosity, adding some expanse and weight to the acid structure. Immediately identifiable as new world pinot, but the fruit complexity and energy point to it being an interesting pinot. Youthful at this juncture; I would be curious to see if and how it develops with age.

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  • Vboy Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 20, 2020 - Fantastic Pinot that paired very well with an Asian influenced dinner of poached salmon and bbq ribs. Light in color with a robust and elegant flavor. Should have bought more......

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2019, Issue #79, Recently-Tasted American Wines (And A Few New World Friends) February 2019

    (Pinot Noir “Cuvée Zépherine”- Roserock (Eola-Amity Hills)) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Hemming, MW
    6/20/2018 (link)

    (Dom Drouhin, Roserock Zéphirine Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Richard Hemming, MW
    3/13/2018 (link)

    (Dom Drouhin, Roserock Zéphirine Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    Oregon Pushes the Quality Needle for Pinot (Jan 2018), 1/18/2018 (link)

    (Drouhin Oregon Roserock Pinot Noir Zéphirine Oregon Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By James Suckling
    9/16/2017 (link)

    (Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills Roserock Zéphirine, Red, United States) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Paul Zitarelli
    Full Pull Roserock, 4/11/2018

    (Roserock Drouhin Zephirine Pinot Noir) Hello friends. Domaine Drouhin bought their first 225-acre Oregon estate in the Dundee Hills in 1987. Veronique Drouhin (the force behind Domaine Drouhin Oregon’s greatness) had just graduated from the University of Dijon and completed the 1986 harvest with Adelsheim, Bethel Heights, and Eyrie Vineyards. At that moment in time, the future of this family was so clearly Oregon. Now, just over 30 years later, DDO has released the second vintage of wines from their newest parcel of land—a 279-acre vineyard called Roserock in the Eola-Amity Hills. DDO has played a deeply developmental part in the Willamette Valley story. (You can read about it in Full Pull’s inaugural DDO offering, which reached some of your inboxes over six years ago.) The next chapter of that story is Roserock.The Zéphirine Pinot Noir is a highly-allocated (we barely have enough to warrant its inclusion in this offer) reserve bottling—a barrel selection cuvée from the estate that DDO hopes will serve as a reference expression of the site. And if this is truly the reference point for Roserock, this vineyard will be one for the Willamette history books. James Suckling: Copyrighted material withheld. With a listed alcohol of 14.1%, Drouhin’s Zéphirine opens with roses, violets and lilies; climbing, fragrant florals that lead the way to fresh strawberries, raspberry, cocoa nibs, bark, and pure vanilla. The palate is expansive—with florals, high-toned fruit, citrus-drenched acidity, a touch of savory earth, and finely formed tannins. Complex, structured, with plenty of length—this is a wine to define a new winery.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer Drouhin Oregon Roserock
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Zéphirine
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Oregon
  • SubRegion Willamette Valley
  • Appellation Eola - Amity Hills
  • UPC Code 012086009198

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 5 (0%)
  • In Cellars 744 (58%)
  • Consumed 536 (42%)

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