Drouhin Pinot Noir Rose Rock Zephirine 2018 -- Suckling 96 Points
Regular price $69.00
2018 Domaine Drouhin Roserock Pinot Noir Zephirine
$69 / bottle
Suckling 96 Points
Domaine Drouhin wowed us in the 1980s when they began making Oregon pinot noir in the Dundee Hills. They have been remarkably consistent in making excellent wines there -- I guess hundreds of years of family experience can do that for a winery.
In recent years, they added the Rose Rock Vineyard to their portfolio. This was an established property that had already established a great track record, and had strong demand for their fruit. Drouhin bought the property, and thus established a significant Eola-Amity Hills AVA outpost for their vinous efforts.
It has received a James Suckling 96 Points, with these notes: "Very intense violets and fresh wild cherries, blueberries and a spicy, bracken-like note with a stony edge, too. The palate shows the clarity of tannin that is the hallmark of great pinot noir – super fresh, well-defined and fine yet powerful – carrying cherry flavors long and fresh. Drink or hold." And, supplies are limited.