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Date Printed: 8/23/2014
Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir 2009
Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 111287)
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/23/2014: $41.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 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
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate 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 2009 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is deep and vibrant, with good color and excellent clarity. Aromatically, the wine is quite open, even opulent, a mix of velvety rose petals, violets and spices. On the palate, the texture is lush and mouth-coating, but well-balanced. Together, they provide definition and intensity, followed by refined, silky tannins. The finish is quite long, with beautiful cherry notes. While the '09 will age quite well, I won't hesitate to enjoy it now!
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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.