Domaine Drouhin Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2021
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Crafted by the skilled hands of winemaker Domaine Drouhin, this 2021 Pinot Noir from the Dundee Hills region is a testament to the artistry of Oregon winemaking. Consulting winemaker, Véronique Boss-Drouhin, lends her expertise to ensure perfection.
In the glass, the wine unveils a youthful, radiant ruby hue, hinting at the vibrancy within. The aroma dances with an abundance of black cherry and ripe sour cherry notes, entwined with delicate whispers of dried violets and a subtle essence of lightly roasted coffee beans.
Upon the first sip, the palate confirms the tantalizing promise of the nose. Fresh raspberry and cranberry flavors gracefully intertwine, while a hint of earthiness adds depth and complexity. This Pinot Noir is not only lovely and vibrant now but promises to reach its zenith with 5 – 12 years of patient cellaring.
Handpicked, sorted, and de-stemmed with meticulous care, the wine’s journey continues in custom Burgundian oak barrels, allowing the terroir and vintage to shine through.
Awarded 94 points by Wine Enthusiast, this wine gracefully unfolds with delicately layered cherry and raspberry flavors, kissed by the subtle caress of rose petals, dusky spices, and a touch of fresh forest floor. It culminates in a finish framed by refined tannins.
Jeb Dunnuck also awards it 94 points, noting its fragrant and open nature, with a delightful blend of cherries, wild strawberries, citrusy zest, and a sprinkle of spices, all cradled by silky, creamy tannins. This Pinot Noir is deliciously balanced and offers a lingering, memorable experience.
James Suckling, too, bestows 94 points upon it, praising its fragrant allure and the delightful interplay of cherries, wild strawberries, citrus zest, and spices. With its medium body and silky tannins, it promises both immediate enjoyment and the potential for graceful aging.
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The Dundee Hills AVA boasts a captivating history intertwined with Oregon's wine-making journey. Nestled in the Willamette Valley, it's a short 25-mile drive south-west of Portland. The first forays into wine production here began in the mid-1960s, led by visionaries who believed in the superior terroir of Oregon for cultivating Pinot Noir, over its Californian counterpart. This belief was affirmed in 1979 when a Pinot Noir from this region triumphed over... Read More