The 2009 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is deep and vibrant,
with good color and excellent clarity. Aromatically, the wine is quite open, even
opulent, a mix of velvety rose petals, violets and spices. On the palate, the texture
is lush and mouth-coating, but well-balanced. Together, they provide definition and
intensity, followed by refined, silky tannins. The finish is quite long, with beautiful
cherry notes. While the '09 will age quite well, I won't hesitate to enjoy it now!
Firm in texture, with a grip of tannins around generous red berry, tobacco and floral flavors, which persist into the lively, deftly balanced finish. Drink now through 2017. 10,490 cases made.
Bright red. High-pitched red berry and spice aromas are complicated by notes of candied rose, herbs and white pepper. Suave, silky and precise, offering sweet strawberry and raspberry flavors and a deeper note of bitter cherry. Nicely balanced and pure, with very good finishing clarity and length. There's something almost Chambolle-like here.
Established in 1987, Domaine Drouhin Oregon is owned by famed Burgundy producer, Maison Joseph Drouhin. Hand-crafted by fourth generation winemaker, Veronique Drouhin-Boss, the distinctive Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays of Domaine Drouhin are prized for their elegance, balance and finesse, as well as their ability to age. Philippe Drouhin, Veronique's brother, is in charge of viticulture and has earned an international reputation for his work both in Burgundy and Oregon. Ninety acres of... View More