JS97: Red currant, sour cherry and smoke on the nose. Hibiscus, too. Medium-bodied with fine tannins and lively acidity. Vibrant and juicy on the palate with a bright core of red currants and dried herbs. Layered and balanced, with a long, savory finish. Very vertical and deep. Drinkable now, but best from 2023.
WA97: The 2019 Pinot Noir Zéphirine is so expressive this vintage! Matured for 14 months in 20% new oak, it has a pure fragrance of blueberries and lilac, aniseed and earth, gaining aromatic nuance and depth with time in the glass. Medium-bodied, the palate begins with bursts of acidity and a flourish of spices that glide seamlessly through the mouth for an incredibly persistent, floral finish. Drink Date 2022 – 2037.
A barrel selection cuvée from the Roserock vineyard, and is a reference expression of the site. Part of the wine aged in new (20%) and neutral French oak barrels from Burgundy. The name refers to the Zéphirine Drouhin variety of climbing rose, which is known for its fragrance and beauty.
The project of the 4th generation of the Drouhin family. Purchased the estate in 2013. The first vintage was 2014. Véronique Drouhin is the winemaker here as well as in France. Her brother Philippe is responsible for viticulture.
French soul, Oregon soil: family tradition of fine winemaking from France to Oregon Robert Drouhin, the 3rd generation of the Drouhin family, recognized the potential of Oregon terroir to grow Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. From Burgundy to Oregon, the Drouhin family keeps the same style since 1880 of “complexity, finesse, elegance”