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Date Printed: 8/23/2014
Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir 2006
Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir 2006
(search item no. 94509)
collectible wine

Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/23/2014: $64.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 Burghound.com rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2006 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley is very easy to love. It is pretty and charming and graceful, like the 2004, but with a slightly more masculine character. On the nose, the wine is full of bright cherry and intense small red berry notes, with a hint of spice. The mouth feel is lush and round, and very balanced, as is the elegant, long finish. It is a wine to enjoy now, or any time over the next 6-12 years.

"Fine-boned and elegant, this plum-scented pinot is supported by sumptuous oak and a dusting of fine-grained earth. The ripe cherry flavor concentration feels as generous as it is poised, the finish graceful and lifted."
-Wines & Spirits

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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.