Domaine Drouhin Oregon Laurene Pinot Noir 2006
Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon
Alcohol By Volume: 14.1%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
I am amazed that 2006 is the 15th vintage of Cuvée Laurène! Time moves quickly, but bottles of wine give me a chance to remember certain moments, people, events and years. I have many happy memories captured in Laurène, and I hope you do too. The 2006 Laurène recalls the softer, plusher qualities found in the 2004 vintage, but with the slightly more ample body that 2006 brought to all of our wines. On the nose and on the palate, there is a wealth of deep black berries, red fruits and Dundee Hills spice. The finish is very long, and I expect to enjoy the 2006 Laurène
for at least 10 more years!
"The 2006 Pinot Noir Laurene (not due to be released until 9/09) is medium/dark ruby colored with an alluring perfume of pain grille, mineral, spice box, cherry, and black raspberry with some blue notes in the background. It has more depth and concentration than the "cuvee classique" with gobs of sweet, ripe fruit, enough structure to evolve for 3-4 years and a 45-second finish. Drink it from 2012 to 2021."
The Wine Advocate
"Smooth and focused, this well-mannered, medium-weight wine has fresh, ripe currant and plum flavors, shaded with hints of white pepper and cream as the finish lingers easily. Drink now through 2014. 2,500 cases made."
"Medium red. Fresh raspberry and sandalwood on the nose, with rose and cocoa adding complexity. Pliant red berry and dark cherry flavors boast impressive sweetness and purity, with bitter chocolate gaining strength with air. Finishes with excellent lift and cut, repeating the cherry note."
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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...
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Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...
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