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Eola-Amity HIlls Chardonnay
Maigold Chardonnay
Bottle of Roserock 2019 Pinot Noir
Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir
Zéphirine Pinot Noir

Eola-Amity Hills Chardonnay

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.

  • Fruit Source: Roserock Vineyard
  • AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
  • Sustainable Certification: LIVE
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Maigold Chardonnay

Our Roserock Maigold Chardonnay brings together the best of the estate’s three Chardonnay blocks, which are handpicked and sorted. Véronique further hones this exceptional blend by selecting from the top 4 barrels to be assembled into the final cuvée after an extended maturation.

  • Fruit Source: Roserock Vineyard
  • AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
  • Sustainable Certification: LIVE
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Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir

Our Roserock Pinot Noir is a cuvée selection from the estate’s 35 blocks, which are handpicked, sorted and individually fermented. While Pinot Noirs from the Eola-Amity Hills are typically known for their structure and power, Véronique Drouhin emphasizes Roserock’s elegant and refined qualities, making for a delicious and age worthy cuvée.

  • Fruit Source: Roserock Vineyard
  • AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
  • Sustainable Certification: LIVE
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Zéphirine Pinot Noir

This blend of the finest barrels of Roserock Pinot Noir is named for the fragrant “Zéphirine Drouhin” variety of thornless climbing rose, introduced in 1868. Fittingly, the dark-ruby Zéphirine Pinot Noir has an intoxicating perfume of roses, violets, strawberries, and cacao. The complexity and finesse of this lyrical wine will reward cellar age, although it drinks deliciously upon release.

  • Fruit Source: Roserock Vineyard
  • AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
  • Sustainable Certification: LIVE
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Recent Oregon Vintages

Drinking Guide

2022

The 2022 growing season began with great optimism. After a reasonable winter, bud break started in April, right on schedule. Then, an unprecedented arctic air mass swept in, bringing snowfall, below-freezing temperatures, and the first-ever frost to impact our vineyards. Subsequent cool and damp conditions over the next few months caused sluggish vine growth, putting us 2-4 weeks behind by June. Mercifully, Mother Nature bestowed abundant sunshine and higher-than-average temperatures on us as harvest approached, resulting in a gentle conclusion to the season and excellent fruit ripeness. While the Pinot Noir crop volumes were lower than usual, the quality of the fruit was exceptional – a compromise that we gladly accept!

Bud Break: April 17 | Flowering: June 30 | Harvest: October 7 – October 20

Roserock Chardonnay:Not Yet Released
Roserock Maigold Chardonnay: Not Yet Released
Roserock Pinot Noir: Not Yet Released
Roserock Zéphirine Pinot Noir: Not Yet Released

2021

The 2021 vintage was absolutely worth the wait, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the charm and grace its wines present at every level. An arid and warm spring led to an even warmer, drier summer with notable heat spikes. Wonderfully, the vines remained healthy, and as temperatures cooled in mid-September, harvest was able to stretch out over three smooth weeks, ending in early October. After a dramatic growing season, the vines delivered grapes with complex flavors, incredible balance, and layers of elegance. As winemakers and grape growers, we couldn’t have asked for a better gift from the vineyard.

Bud Break: April 7 | Flowering: June 7 | Harvest: September 8 – October 2

Roserock Chardonnay: Can Drink – Not Yet at Peak
Roserock Maigold Chardonnay: Can Drink – Not Yet at Peak
Roserock Pinot Noir: Can Drink – Not Yet at Peak
Roserock Zéphirine Pinot Noir: Hold

2020

The inside 2020 story is that the growing season was nearly ideal. The first three months of the year were relatively dry, budbreak took place in mid-April, light rain during flowering led to lovely small berries and clusters, and wide temperature swings resulted in a beautiful crop heading into harvest. Our goal—always—is to produce exceptional wines from our vineyards. 2020 gave us the paradox of outstanding Chardonnays but impossible estate Pinot Noir. In the end, what matters most is your trust in the quality of what we bottle under the Drouhin labels.

Bud Break: April 7 | Flowering: June 7 | Harvest: September 17 – October 10

Roserock Chardonnay:Can Drink – Not Yet at Peak
Roserock Maigold Chardonnay: Can Drink – Not Yet at Peak
Roserock Pinot Noir: No wine made
Roserock Zéphirine Pinot Noir: No wine made

2019

In 2019 we saw a return to the classic, ever changing Oregon growing season. Winter started out relatively mild, but gradually became largely cold and wet. Spring was warmer but also wet, and despite some mild frosts in April, there were also warmer than average temperatures. Through the summer, there were fewer heat spikes, and then cooler skies for harvest.

Bud Break: April 21 | Flowering: June 10 | Harvest: September 20 – October 10

Roserock Chardonnay:Can Drink – Not Yet at Peak
Roserock Maigold Chardonnay: Can Drink – Not Yet at Peak
Roserock Pinot Noir: Can Drink – Not Yet at Peak
Roserock Zéphirine Pinot Noir: Can Drink – Not Yet at Peak

2018

Our exceptional run of vintages here in Oregon continues with 2018. The season started on a slightly wet and cool note leading to late bud break, but caught up quickly. After dry weather and occasional heat spikes in July and August, the end of summer brought comfortable temperatures, a little rainfall, and the perfect set up for harvest.

Bud Break: April 21 | Flowering: June 12 | Harvest: September 22 – October 6

Roserock Chardonnay: Ready – At Peak Maturity
Roserock Maigold Chardonnay: Can Drink – Not Yet at Peak
Roserock Pinot Noir: Can Drink – Not Yet at Peak
Roserock Zéphirine Pinot Noir: Can Drink – Not Yet at Peak

2017

A cool, wet spring slowed the arrival of bud break, but warming temperatures made for a very productive summer. By late August, moderate weather set in, allowing fruit maturation to slow. By the middle of September, temperatures were perfect. Over the course of nearly three weeks, we were able to harvest parcel by parcel, each at the optimal level of ripeness. In the end, 2017 gave us beautifully balanced fruit with delightful flavors and lovely length.

Bud Break: April 24 | Flowering: June 20 | Harvest: September 21 – October 10

Roserock Chardonnay: Ready – At Peak Maturity
Roserock Maigold Chardonnay: Ready – At Peak Maturity
Roserock Pinot Noir: Can Drink – Not Yet at Peak
Roserock Zéphirine Pinot Noir: Can Drink – Not Yet at Peak

2016

The 2016 growing season in Oregon started with a surprisingly warm spring, and moved seamlessly into a classic Oregon summer of warm days and cool nights. Interestingly, though the harvest is one of the earliest on record, the accumulated heat was less than either of the two previous vintages, and both of those are considered to be in the top tier. At Roserock, a cooler vineyard, picking began at the beginning of September under mostly clear skies. The fruit was in beautiful condition and required minimal sorting.

Bud Break: April 1 | Flowering: June 1 | Harvest: August 30 – September 28

Roserock Chardonnay: Ready – At Peak Maturity
Roserock MAigold Chardonnay: Ready – At Peak Maturity
Roserock Pinot Noir: Ready – At Peak Maturity
Roserock Zéphirine Pinot Noir: Can Drink – Not Yet at Peak

2015

The warm, long growing season of 2015 brought us a second straight harvest of exceptional quality. Looking back, a warmer than average winter led to an early budbreak and nearly six months of charmed growing conditions. Just before harvest, the vineyards were able to enjoy some needed rain, but the skies were largely clear. As temperatures cooled, we were offered a welcome opportunity to pick as each block reached its perfect moment. Ripeness and flavor found their natural balance providing a second stunning vintage.

Bud Break: March 27 | Flowering: June 5 | Harvest: September 9 – September 26

Roserock Chardonnay: May be past peak
Roserock Pinot Noir: Ready – At Peak Maturity
Roserock Zéphirine Pinot Noir:Ready – At Peak Maturity

2014

2014 is already considered a classic Oregon vintage. A long, warm growing season and a relaxed, bountiful harvest has given us Pinot Noir with lovely color, beautiful fruit-forward character, excellent balance and the structure to age well. It is a perfect way to debut Roserock.

Bud Break: April 12 | Flowering: June 12 | Harvest: September 12 – October 9

Roserock Chardonnay: Ready – At Peak Maturity
Roserock Pinot Noir: Ready – At Peak Maturity
Roserock Zéphirine Pinot Noir: Ready – At Peak Maturity

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