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Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir

Wine Details

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Style

Red

Wine Description

(From 2013 Vintage) Our Pinot Noir is handpicked into 25-pound totes, then hand sorted and de-stemmed at our four level gravity flow winery. Fermentations are long and careful and by November, all of our Pinot is safely in barrel. Our barrels are custom made in Burgundy, using oak from France's best forests, allowing the character of the soil and vintage to show through.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2012 Vintage) Our 2012 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir is opulent, ripe and structured, a superb combination of full flavor, intensity, and backbone. Its color is beautifully deep and concentrated. Subtle floral notes of lilac and rose petal lead into complex aromas of earth, black cherries, cranberry, black tea, allspice and clove. Full bodied and harmonious, the mid palate is layered with sweet, supple fruit and flavors of pomegranate and cherry. Although young, I find extraordinary balance already between the fine tannins and bright, energizing lift of vibrant red fruit and acidity. This is a wine that will be exciting to follow as it passes the 5, 10 and 15 year marks.

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Sep-06
  • Burghound
    (From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Burghound in Issue 20, Oct 01, 2005