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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
Domaine Drouhin Oregon Chardonnay Arthur 2009
Domaine Drouhin Oregon Chardonnay Arthur 2009
(search item no. 108690)
Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 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:

The 2009 Arthur has surprised me in so many ways. I expected it to be more like 2006 because of the similar heat accumulation through the year. But it seems that 2009 takes the best of 2006 (ripe, lush, round fruit) and the best of 2008 (bright acidity and sharp structure), and combines them in a most enjoyable way. The gently honeyed texture and trademark range of white flower aromatics is delicious.
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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.