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