Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley

Domaine Drouhin

Laurène Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2012

Saturday night and I felt like having a good Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. I have opened the 2012 Domaine Drouhin Laurène Pinot Noir from the Dundee Hills in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.

On the nose there is strawberry, cherry, cranberry, clove, cinnamon, vanilla, rose petal, a hint of smoke and fresh earth.

On the palate I am getting strawberry, tart cherry, cranberry, clove, cinnamon, vanilla, spice, a hint of oak and a nice earth note.

This wine is medium bodied that fills the palate with medium + acidity and medium to medium + fine tannins that moves right into a medium + to long red fruit finish. Seems as though we are moving out of our 3 month slumber very briskly and there are those that think that all is normal. Please continue to practice social distancing, stay healthy and stay safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
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@Daniel P. Drake, the Lauren is at the top of the food chain!
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Nice pic. Is that your home in the background?
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@Ron R yes, this is my home in Indiana.

Domaine Glennon

Durant Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

All of the best of Oregon Chardonnay in one bottle. Bold and intoxicating and full of lemon rinds and pears. Will leave you wanting more. — 15 days ago

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18 single vineyard pinots coming to a wine merchant near you soon!

Arterberry Maresh

Maresh Vineyard Chardonnay 2011

Saline, citrus, Granny Smith apple, mineral, high acid ⚡️😍😊 — 15 days ago

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Love the OR Chardonnay!

Domaine Serene

Coeur Blanc White Heart Pinot Noir 2014

medium yellow, pale watery rim; lemon, Golden Delicious apple, pear, vanilla extract, honeysuckle, lees; orchard fruit, citrus, creamy texture; medium body, good acidity, 14.2% ABV; whole cluster of Pinot Noir were gently pressed, taken off the skins, barrel fermented, and aged 14 months in 25% new French oak; easy to mistake for Chardonnay; $95 — 7 hours ago

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Eminent Domaine

Dundee Hills Chardonnay 2018

This is the Ribbon Ridge Chardonnay. Needs a bit of time. Well made, good palette, refreshing — a day ago

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Thomas

Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2017

Checking in on the 2017 and really just a rhetorical question....tasty but way too early — 21 days ago

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Patricia Green Cellars

Bishop Block Durant Vineyard Pinot Noir

Luscious red fruit, fantastic depth of stems and balanced oak. Energetic, playful, layered and filling. This is going to age beautifully. — 9 days ago

The Eyrie Vineyards

Dundee Hills Oregon Pinot Noir 2015

Red fruit leading to darker berries. Smoke & spice add complexity layers. Tannins are moderate but quite present & acidity is fresh. One of my favorite producers from anywhere and the vintage suits them. Best after a couple hours of air. — 10 days ago

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Robert Rothfield

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Agree, Eyrie is one of my favorite producers in Oregon....love their wines

Chehalem

Reserve Stoller Vineyard Ian's Chardonnay 2013

Tom Elliot
9.3

Not quite Burgundian. Not quite cool climate Californian. This is Oregon Chardonnay and as good as any anywhere. Bottle age benefits the finer ones. — 16 days ago

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Stoller

Dundee Hills Chardonnay 2013

Don’t get this to sip on the patio: it’s almost in ripe in its greenness. But with a rich dish like our chicken piccata this was wonderful: it cut through and refreshed, with fruit and minerality. — 7 days ago