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Domaine Drouhin Oregon - DDO Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley 2015

Information

  • Country: USA
  • Wine Region: Oregon
  • Wine Area: Willamette Valley
  • Wine Maker: Véronique Drouhin-Boss
  • Grape: Pinot Noir
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2018
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 88 (2013) VS: 91 (2013) JR: 16.5+ (2011) WS: 92 (2012) WE: 92 (2012)

Wine tasting notes

Our 2013 Dundee Hills cuvée is classically balanced, elegant, focused, and very clearly represents the terroir of our Estate. The color is a beautiful mix of garnet and ruby. Aromatically dynamic, floral notes with bright red fruit and spice fill the bouquet and palate. It is a mix of roses and violets with red hills earth, white pepper, red currant, cassis, light vanilla, pomegranate and warm cherry pie. On the palate, the texture is layered and complex, and the finish is quite long with well integrated tannins that will round in time. Our 2013 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir is young, but very pleasing now, and will only improve with time and patience. Enjoy today, and through the next five to eight years.”

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2013)88 pts

Wine Advocate Maar 2015 Reviewer : Neal Martin - The 2013 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir is matured 100% in oak for 11 months of which 20% is new. It is a little more backward on the nose compared to the Willamette Valley Pinot Noir '13, probably because it had only recently been bottled. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin that ensure this is very easy drinking. No hard edges here: smooth in the mouth with strawberry and raspberry coming through on the finish.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2013)91 pts

Oct 2015 - Josh Raynolds - Vivid ruby-red. Expansive red fruit liqueur and floral pastille scents are complicated by hints of cola and woodsmoke. Plush and round on the palate, offering juicy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that become sweeter with air. In an ample, flamboyant style for the vintage, but the wine's smooth tannins add shape to its lingering finish.

JancisRobinson.com (2011)16.5+ pts

Tasted July '13 - Subtle, drifting aromas with some bitter cranberry bite on the finish. Very sophisticated – reigned in. Seriously structured tannins on the finish too. (RH)

Wine Spectator (2012)92 pts

Web Only 2015 - Complex, harmonious, tautly focused and deftly balanced, this weaves raspberry, cherry and tea leaf notes together, with delicately chalky tannins. Best from 2015 through 2022

Wine Enthusiast (2012)92 pts

An elegant take on what is generally considered a big (as in ripe) vintage. The wine keeps the fruit in proportion and aims for overall finesse. Pretty raspberry, cherry and mocha flavors are accented with a dash of dried herb. Its compelling length suggests that it will reward cellaring up until 2024. — P.G. (6/1/2014)

Vinification Notes

Once the fruit has reached full maturity with a perfect balance between brix and acid, and fruit and tannin, it is hand-picked and brought to the winery in small 25 pound totes. In 2009, very little sorting was necessary and fermentation began without inoculation. Once dry, the free-run juice is moved via gravity into both new (20%) and neutral French Oak barrels.