Drouhin Oregon Roserock Pinot Noir 2016

93 points, Wine Advocate:

“The 2016 Roserock Pinot Noir is pale to medium ruby-purple in color with a lovely open nose of blueberry, boysenberry jam and warm black cherries with violet, potpourri and pink peppercorn nuances. Light to medium-bodied, it has concentrated blue fruits in the mouth with a frame of spice and cinnamon, firm, grainy tannins and wonderful juicy acidity, finishing long with some earthy notes coming through.”

93 points, Wine Spectator:

“Impeccably structured and polished, with expressive black cherry and blueberry flavors, accented by black tea and stony mineral notes that build tension and presence toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2026.”

91 points, Vinous:

“Lurid bright-rimmed red. Expansive red berry liqueur, baking spice and mocha aromas pick up floral and smoky mineral nuances with aeration. Sappy, gently sweet and lively on the palate, offering juicy raspberry, blueberry and rose pastille flavors that are joined on the back half by suggestions of five-spice powder and white pepper. Smooth and seamless in texture, delivering subtle, harmonious tannins and repeating florality on the clinging finish.”

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