2018 Domaine Drouhin ‘Roserock’ Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA

Impeccable fruit purity, and freshness here makes for an appealing nose with a central thread of ripe red cherries. The palate has beautiful definition and detail with striking fruit purity. Holds long and supple.



The 2018 Roserock Pinot Noir is a lively, energetic expression of both the vintage and the Eola Hills. The color is a striking light garnet, darkening at the core. On the nose, I find black currant and ripe plum, followed by crushed red flowers and clove. The palate opens with intense cherry and cranberry, mixed with a hint of allspice and light notes of oak. The tannins are dusty yet elegant, blending beautifully with the fresh and bright acidity. Texture, balance, and length are all impeccable, making for a pretty wine that drinks well now but should age very nicely for 6-8 years and beyond.


William Hill planted the vineyard and is originally from Oklahoma. The color of the soil reminded him of the Roserocks which is the state rock of Oklahoma.

Roserock is an extraordinary vineyard at the southern tip of Eola-Amity hills with ancient Volcanic soils, an ideal elevation range and cooling effects from the Van Duzer corridor. Veronique Drouhin emphasizes Roserock’s elegant and refined qualities.


Grape(s) Pinot Noir
Farming Sustainable