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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Domaine Drouhin Oregon Laurene Pinot Noir 1999
Domaine Drouhin Oregon Laurene Pinot Noir 1999
(search item no. 53764)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $44.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 Tasting Panel rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Burghound.com rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 Burghound.com rating: 93 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Situated along the gentle foothills of the Coast Range, Domaine Drouhin Oregon looks out over the French Prairie, so named for its original settlers. The vineyards are graced with the solar exposure of the 45th parallel which, in turn, is tempered by the cool evening breezes of the Pacific Ocean to create a long and clement growing season.

"This is the best Pinot Noir yet from the Drouhin estate; immensely concentrated and rich. The fruit is complex and penetrating, focused and long, layered throughout a generous and extended finish. Cherries and chocolate linger on the palate, resonating long after the wine has been swallowed."
-Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Wines of 2002

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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.