Domaine Drouhin

Dundee Hills Pinot Noir

9.036 ratings
9.16 pro ratings
Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Daniel P. Drake

Tonight's offering is the 2015 Domaine Drouhin Dundee Hills Pinot Noir. This wine I picked-up a few days back and have been wanting to try this for sometime.

On the nose is cherry, strawberry, raspberry, mushroom, vanilla, spice wet leaves and rich clay.

On my palate I am getting tart cherry, strawberry, raspberry, cola, sassafras, spice, rich dusty soil, herbs and rose floral note

This wine is medium to full bodied that has a fine splendor mouth feel, medium + acidity and medium + smooth tannins that leads to a long beautifully balanced fresh finish. The Willamette Valley is my go to for pinot noir and this wine proves it. What a beautiful start to the week, stay safe and make it a great week. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Tonight's offering is the 2015 Domaine Drouhin Dundee Hills Pinot Noir. This wine I picked-up a few days back and have been wanting to try this for sometime.

On the nose is cherry, strawberry, raspberry, mushroom, vanilla, spice wet leaves and rich clay.

On my palate I am getting tart cherry, strawberry, raspberry, cola, sassafras, spice, rich dusty soil, herbs and rose floral note

This wine is medium to full bodied that has a fine splendor mouth feel, medium + acidity and medium + smooth tannins that leads to a long beautifully balanced fresh finish. The Willamette Valley is my go to for pinot noir and this wine proves it. What a beautiful start to the week, stay safe and make it a great week. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

May 7th, 2019
Boris Mathiszik

Solid Pinot. Way closer to Burgundy than a lot of the West Coast Pinots. Smooth and balanced. Very interesting undertones. Polished and elegant. James Suckling gave this wine 95 pts, a bit of grade inflation perhaps. Upped my rating 11/22/18 to 92 after revisiting this wine when pairing it with our Thanksgiving meal. Delicious!

Solid Pinot. Way closer to Burgundy than a lot of the West Coast Pinots. Smooth and balanced. Very interesting undertones. Polished and elegant. James Suckling gave this wine 95 pts, a bit of grade inflation perhaps. Upped my rating 11/22/18 to 92 after revisiting this wine when pairing it with our Thanksgiving meal. Delicious!

Sep 1st, 2018
Gordon Walker

Beautiful fruit, balanced acid and tannin. Hints of mushroom/earth. Awesome wine

Beautiful fruit, balanced acid and tannin. Hints of mushroom/earth. Awesome wine

May 6th, 2018
Jordan Wardlaw

Very elegant, linear, focused and bright. Aromatics came on gradually and eventually showed excellent freshness and a floral dimension. Medium palate weight, good depth and core on the first night showing a decidedly high-toned, crunchy cherry and cranberry personality. Some sandalwood and crushed rock minerality going on as well. Firm tannins and solid structure. Threw a fair amount of sediment at the end and seemed a bit wilted on the second night. Despite that disappointment, this is certainly a fine Pinot Noir from an excellent vintage. It speaks of its place, shows restraint and balance and is an honest wine that isn’t trying to do too much. Good benchmark for quality in this price range if you’re looking for elegance and Burgundian character.

Very elegant, linear, focused and bright. Aromatics came on gradually and eventually showed excellent freshness and a floral dimension. Medium palate weight, good depth and core on the first night showing a decidedly high-toned, crunchy cherry and cranberry personality. Some sandalwood and crushed rock minerality going on as well. Firm tannins and solid structure. Threw a fair amount of sediment at the end and seemed a bit wilted on the second night. Despite that disappointment, this is certainly a fine Pinot Noir from an excellent vintage. It speaks of its place, shows restraint and balance and is an honest wine that isn’t trying to do too much. Good benchmark for quality in this price range if you’re looking for elegance and Burgundian character.

Mar 27th, 2018
Iwan

Holding back on the nose. Bright red cherry on the palate.

Holding back on the nose. Bright red cherry on the palate.

Apr 24th, 2019
Jon Preece

Nose of dried flowers red fruit and spice. Cola, black cherry, raspberry, soil and dried leaves are present. Good acid, round smooth tannins and a long fresh finish.

Nose of dried flowers red fruit and spice. Cola, black cherry, raspberry, soil and dried leaves are present. Good acid, round smooth tannins and a long fresh finish.

Apr 2nd, 2019
Lauren

2015 really good smooth full bodied Pinot

2015 really good smooth full bodied Pinot

Feb 1st, 2019
Theress Bricker

Delicious!!

Delicious!!

Dec 25th, 2018
srh
8.8

While nice enough for the mid $30s, one CAN do better for less.

While nice enough for the mid $30s, one CAN do better for less.

Nov 20th, 2018
Matt

Very complex, flavorful Pinot

Very complex, flavorful Pinot

Aug 25th, 2018