Roserock Zephirine Pinot Noir 2017 - Bouharoun's Fine Wines & Spirits
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Roserock Zephirine Pinot Noir 2017
SKU: 35266

Roserock Zephirine Pinot Noir 2017

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750ml
$56.99

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley
Brand Roserock
Alcohol/vol 14.1%
The 2017 Zéphirine has a wonderful nose with aromas of red berries, toast, herbs, and purple flowers that calls to mind the perfume of the Zéphirine rose. There is complexity and layered flavors, with a round, almost juicy, central core of fruit. Flavors include crushed red berries, cassis, subtle vanilla, minerals, and cedar. Rich and generous, the texture is soft and silky with bright acidity and fine tannins. The finish is very elegant and long, suggesting that this Zéphirine has an exciting story ahead. Santé!
Vinous
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Limpid ruby-red. Highly perfumed, mineral- and spice-accented red fruit liqueur, incense and potpourri scents show fine definition and assertive lift. Appealingly sweet and penetrating on the palate, offering vibrant raspberry, cherry, red currant and blood orange flavors that deepen and take on spicecake and floral pastille nuances on the back half. Shows outstanding focus and solid thrust on a long, floral-tinged finish shaped by subtle, polished tannins.

Josh Raynolds, August 2020
Wine Enthusiast
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This barrel selection, a so-called "reference expression of the site", is named for a species of climbing rose. As a reference point for the site and the AVA it works quite well, with firm black-cherry fruit at the core, and highlights of coffee and earth in the polished tannins.

Paul Gregutt, October 1, 2020