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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Domaine Drouhin Oregon Chardonnay Arthur 2006
Domaine Drouhin Oregon Chardonnay Arthur 2006
(search item no. 92062)
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $35.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

2006 provided an abundance of wonderfully ripe & healthy fruit displayed by the complexity in the Arthur. The nose first reveals aromas of carnation & magnolia followed by a hint of toast & lemon zest. After some time, the bouquet transitions to lemon verbena, cantaloupe & lychee. Wonderfully balanced, the Arthur is round & full on the palate leading into a clean, fresh, lingering finish. This incredible length suggests pairings of shellfish & ripe cheeses, or cellaring for 3-5 years.

"Gently smoky pear, quince and Meyer lemon aromas are complicated by lees and sweet butter. Brisk and focused, offering vivid lemon, lime and yellow apple flavors. Gains energy on the long, stony finish, which repeats the tangy citrus qualities. This very nicely balanced chardonnay was raised 50% in cask (15% new) and 50% in stainless steel."
Stephen Tanzer'sInternational Wine Cellar

"Supple and silky in texture, with delicately spicy overtones to the pear and beeswax flavors, lingering well on the finish. Drink now through 2011."
Wine Spectator

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About Domaine Drouhin Oregon:

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 the 225-acre estate are now planted, with over 3100 vines per acre. Domaine Drouhin Oregon's landmark 4-level gravity flow winery is nestled into the heart of the Dundee Hills.