Our three single vineyard Pinot Noir's from the excellent 2021 vintage.
Domaine Rogue "Oshala" Pinot Noir 2021
The first Pinot Noir from this vineyard. Classic Pinot Noir traits confidently strut from the glass as the mid palate shoves it way to the front. Aged in 2 year old French oak barrels for 11 months, this wine shows it has the stuffing to go the distance in any situation. Pairs well with spring garden clean-up and lightly salted crisps.
This fuller-bodied Pinot Noir dazzles with aromas of blackcap raspberries, leather and coffee. There's also a lemon and lanolin note that's quite intriguing. Marionberry and lavender chocolate flavors unite with a savory meaty note, all backed by crisp acidity. The wine's graceful texture makes it a pleasure to sip. — Michael Alberty Wine Enthusiast
A precocious Pinot, this wine opens up immediately to reveal ripe black cherry and earthy, spicy aromas. Medium full on the palate, it comes across with a velvety smooth texture while delivering plenty of bright red cherry, plum flavors. Well-integrated tannins are part of the rounded, long finish. Attractive now, and probably best to drink over the next 3 to 4 years. Norm Roby Wine Reviews Online
94 Points Wine Enthusiast Editor's Choice
93 Points Gold Medal Oregon Wine Awards
91 Norm Roby Wine Reviews Online
Domaine Rogue "Quartz Vein" Pinot Noir 2021
These Pinot noir grapes were grown in an ancient Quartz Vein that runs through our estate vineyard. This rocky block is planted to "old school" clones of Pommard, Mt. Eden, clones 9 & 115 and Calera. This is the finest Pinot noir Valley View has ever made. Aged fifteen months in once used French oak, the aromas of ripe black cherry, strawberry jam and spicy plums burst from the glass, the sweet fruit flavors lead to a long, well structured finish. This special selection will reward those who are able to put a few bottles aside for a few more years of bottle age. Very Limited Production
A wine like this should remind folks that great Pinot Noir also happens in the southern part of Oregon. A dark raspberry aroma drifts up from the glass, followed by a most compelling combination of bacon fat and green tea. I like it. Darker fruit appears on the balanced palate, with lots of blackberries and black tea. — Michael Alberty
91 Points Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Domaine Rogue "Gravel Lane" Pinot Noir 2021
This wine shows how delicate Applegate Valley Pinot Noirs can be. A bright intro of raspberry and toasted bread leads into a light bodied wine with round boundaries of cola and cherries. A clean finish with enough tannin to showcase this wine's age worthiness. Pairs well with outdoor cooking and fold up chairs.
After a year in once-used French oak barrels, the Gravel Lane offers a perfume of rose water, raspberry, sandalwood and leather aromas. Darker blackberry fruit and espresso flavors are flanked by grilled meat and tobacco notes. Silky tannins and bright, lemony acidity make it all nice and tangy. — Michael Alberty
90 Points Wine Enthusiast Magazine