Capturing the eye, charming the nose and enchanting the palate, the Roserock Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir has a velvety approach and focused structure. Balanced and long on the palate, the elegance shines through many layers of flavors. This is a wine that will be delicious young but that has a bright future.
94 points James Suckling
Impeccable fruit purity and freshness here makes for an immediately 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. Excellent pinot.
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.
93 points Robert Parker's 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.
92 points Wine Enthusiast
A superb value, this is a dark, supple, even sensuous wine with deep fruit flavors of blueberry and cassis. Notes of dried Mediterranean herbs and a dark dive into baker's chocolate contribute to a complex weave of flavors. There's real polish and power here, though this is among the winery's lowest-priced Pinots.
92 points Wine & Spirits
Domaine Drouhin Oregon purchased Roserock, a vineyard of volcanic soils in Eola–Amity Hills, in 2013. This vintage starts off spicy and dark, with a clove-and-cocoa aroma that lifts with air. It’s earthy, lean and elegant, with plum flavors and hints of beet greens, and mildly gripping tannins. For moussaka. Best Buy