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Domaine Drouhin Oregon - Roserock Chardonnay 2017

Information

  • Country: USA
  • Wine Region: Oregon
  • Wine Area: Willamette Valley
  • Wine Maker: Véronique Drouhin-Boss
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Chardonnay
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2020
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 89 (2015) WS: 90 (2015) JS: 94 (2015) VS: 94 (2015) WE: 93 (2015)

Wine tasting notes

The 2015 Roserock Chardonnay leads with clean, fresh aromas of apple, honeydew, white flowers, shortcake and a touch of nuttiness. On the palate, the wine is generous and round, with flavors of citrus tart, white peach, almonds, and spice with a delicious combination of minerality and richness. The finish is long. Enjoy the wine through 2020.

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2015)89 pts

The 2015 Roserock Chardonnay has a very pretty nose of lemon zest, orange blossoms and spiced apples with hints of marzipan and ginger. Medium-bodied, with lovely freshness and elegance, it has a lively backbone and perfumed finish, turning a little savory.

Wine Spectator (2015)90 pts

Harmonious and pretty, with grapefruit and passion fruit aromas and delicately rich and layered pear and spicy lees flavors that linger. Drink now through 2021

James Suckling (2015)94 pts

Apple pie, pears, lemons and white chocolate to this elegant chardonnay. Medium to full body, a dense texture and a deep and mineral finish. I love the elegance and style. Fresh acidity. Drink or hold.

Vinous/Stephen Tanzer (2015)94 pts

Pale yellow-gold. Intense, mineral-inflected orchard and pit fruit, lavender and buttered toast aromas are complicated by oyster shell, fennel and vanilla nuances. Concentrated yet nervy and light on its feet, offering palate-staining, oak-kissed pear nectar, Meyer lemon and candied ginger flavors underscored by a vein of smoky minerality. Shows superb energy and power on the floral-tinged finish, which hangs on with serious, mineral-driven tenacity.

Wine Enthusiast (2015)93 pts

Editor's Choice - This hits the palate with full force—a stylish effort that coats the tongue with lush stone fruit flavors, elevated with citrus-tinged acidity. A light touch of barrel toast frames the lovely fruit. Drink now through the mid-2020s.

Vinification Notes

Roserock is an extraordinary vineyard at the southern tip of the Eola-Amity Hills, in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Ancient volcanic soils, an ideal elevation range and the unique cooling effect of the Van Duzer corridor produce classic cool-climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Roserock is LIVE-certified sustainable Our Roserock Chardonnay brings together the estate’s three Chardonnay blocks, which are handpicked and sorted. The Chardonnay is pressed immediately, and sent in equal parts to tank and barrel. Once malolactic fermentation is complete, Véronique assembles the two portions into her final cuvée.