2014 Domaine Drouhin Oregon RoseRock Zéphirine Eola-Amity Hills Oregon Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $60. Volcanic soils, cool temperatures and ideal elevation at this certified sustainable (LIVE) vineyard site named after the Drouhin variety of climbing rose known for its fragrance and beauty. A barrel selection revealing the best expression of the site. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. The nose offers good depth and intensity of dark fruit aromas. Mid to full-bodied on the palate, with generous and charming flavors of blackberry, cassis and black raspberry backed by conspicuously firm tannins. Silky in texture with a generous follow through on the finish. A departure from the DDO Dundee Hills Pinot Noirs and that is a good thing. When tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the tannins had become more enmeshed and I believe this wine will continue to assimilate with a few years in bottle. Score: 91-92. Reviewed November 19, 2016

Winery: Domaine Drouhin Oregon
From article: Domaine Drouhin Oregon: Burgundy’s First Footprint in Oregon Still Leaves an Impression