Highly suitable for a Saturday Splurge!
Sample submitted for review. The Domaine Drouhin Dundee Hills Pinot Noir has an SRP of $45 and is available for as low as $35. Ready to buy? Check your local retailers. 12,500 cases produced.
From the bottle:
Our Dundee Hills Pinot Noir is a wine of superb balance, elegance, and finesse. It is lovely upon release, and has a history of ageing well.
French Soul, Oregon Soil. In 1987, Burgundy's Maison Joseph Drouhin established DDO in the Dundee Hills, a small growing region in the Willamette Valley, thirty miles southwest of Portland. Fourth-generation winemaker Veronique Drouhin-Boss and her brother, viticulturalist Philippe Drouhin, are responsible for the high quality of what is produced in Oregon.
The holidays are a great time to splurge on some quality wines outside our normal price range and Pinot Noir, while not only very popular, also makes a great match for all those holiday meals. And if you're going to splurge on Pinot Noir, the Willamette Valley is a pretty good place to do it.
The 2014 Domaine Drouhin Dundee Hills Pinot Noir begins with aromas of black cherry, raspberry, spice, mint and an earthy streak that all combine effortlessly to pull you right into the glass. Taking a sip reveals a smooth, comforting mouthfeel plus wonderful juicy plum, more black cherry and raspberry and plenty of earth and spice. Firm but fine tannins lead into the dry finish where the fruit turns more to cranberry with a touch of citrus along with lingering cola and spice. This is a killer Pinot Noir that is definitely splurge-worthy!
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