2014 DOMAINE DROUHIN ROSEROCK VINEYARD ZEPHIRINE PINOT NOIR EOLA AMITY HILLS 750MLRegion: United States
Region: Sub Oregon
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Total minimun order is $125
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96pts Suckling; 95pts JG;
A juicy and intense wine with lots of plum, chocolate and cedar undertones. Full-bodied and velvety. Pretty, gorgeous, racy and just so fine. Love the fruit and texture. Suckling 96pts
The Zéphirine is their barrel-select cuvée from the Roserock vineyard, a well-situated parcel with volcanic soil, cool temperatures, and an ideal range of elevations. According to the winery: "Zéphirine conveys winemaker Véronique Drouhin’s dedication to elegance and finesse, and will age meaningfully for years to come. The name refers to the Zéphirine Drouhin variety of climbing rose, which is known for its fragrance and beauty."
JG; The 2014 release of the cuvée Zéphirine from DDO’s new Roserock Estate was utterly stunning when first released a year ago, and nothing has changed to dissuade me that this is destined for a very long and very beautiful evolution in bottle. The superbly perfumed bouquet jumps from the glass in a blend of red plums, cherries, cocoa powder, a complex base of soil tones, gentle smokiness and a deft framing of nutty new wood. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, complex and beautifully balanced, with excellent depth at the core, fine soil signature, suave, seamless tannins and a long, tangy and impeccably focused finish. This will be a landmark bottling from the Drouhin family in Oregon!