20 Ratings
Domaine Drouhin Oregon Chardonnay Arthur
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Wine Details

Wine Description

(From 2011 Vintage) Arthur is fresh and inviting on the nose, with beautiful citrus, lemon zest, grapefruit, white flowers such as magnolia, even some stony character, and a hint of toast. The acidity and the sense of minerality remind me of Chablis, but the mouthfeel is purely Oregon.

Winemaker's Notes

Ripe, healthy fruit was hand-picked into small totes, and then whole-cluster pressed. Half of the juice was fermented in French Oak barrels (10% new) to create a round, rich texture. The other half fermented and aged in a stainless steel tank to maintain the purest and most elegant expression of Chardonnay. After eight months, these two styles were blended to create a cuvée of a more delicate nature - a blend of pure Chablis and a gentle Mersault.