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Date Printed: 8/28/2014
Domaine Drouhin Oregon Chardonnay Arthur 2008
Domaine Drouhin Oregon Chardonnay Arthur 2008
(search item no. 104565)
Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/28/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

As for the 2008 Chardonnay Arthur, all I can say is that it reminds me of 2005 because there isn't enough of it! The wine itself is beautiful, with a range of white flowers on the nose, a round mouthfeel, and clear lift from the acidity. Balance is always my main winemaking goal, and the 2008 Arthur clearly has it. I expect it will age nicely for 3-5 years at least.
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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.