Domaine Drouhin

Laurène Dundee Hills Pinot Noir

9.1366 ratings
9.182 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
Maggie Harrison

2015. gorgeous, fruit is so clean. balanced. just lovely

2015. gorgeous, fruit is so clean. balanced. just lovely

Aug 11th, 2022
Maggie Harrison

2019 vintage. quiet nose but very pretty, red current, tobacco, floral. elegant.

2019 vintage. quiet nose but very pretty, red current, tobacco, floral. elegant.

Aug 11th, 2022
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.0

Quiet

Quiet

Feb 13th, 2022
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9.4

Deep, vivid garnet. Assertive aromas of fresh dark berries, cherry cola, potpourri and exotic spices, along with vanilla and espresso notes that emerge as the wine opens up. Appealingly sweet, fleshy and seamless in texture, offering concentrated black raspberry, cherry liqueur, vanilla and spicecake flavors and a suave pastille nuance. Velvety tannins build steadily on the finish, which hangs on with superb, floral- and spice-driven persistence. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2022)

Deep, vivid garnet. Assertive aromas of fresh dark berries, cherry cola, potpourri and exotic spices, along with vanilla and espresso notes that emerge as the wine opens up. Appealingly sweet, fleshy and seamless in texture, offering concentrated black raspberry, cherry liqueur, vanilla and spicecake flavors and a suave pastille nuance. Velvety tannins build steadily on the finish, which hangs on with superb, floral- and spice-driven persistence. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2022)

Feb 11th, 2022
Joe Cox

Production Assistant, Wine Writer

9.4

Amazing holiday special.

Amazing holiday special.

Dec 25th, 2021
Daniel P. Drake

The weekend is almost over and I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend? Tonight I have opened the 2017 Domaine Drouhin Laurène Pinot Noir from the Dundee Hills of the Willamette Valley in Oregon.

On the nose there is beautiful fruit of cherry, raspberry, cranberry, cinnamon, cola, sage, herbs, spice and earth.

On the palate are cherries, raspberries, pomegranate, cinnamon, hibiscus, spice, vanilla and a subtle earth play.

The wine is medium bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and medium + acidity and medium polished fine tannins that leads into a wonderfully long fresh red fruit earthy finish. This is another beautiful pinot noir from Domaine Drouhin in Oregon. Please stay safe and healthy and have a great week ahead. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

The weekend is almost over and I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend? Tonight I have opened the 2017 Domaine Drouhin Laurène Pinot Noir from the Dundee Hills of the Willamette Valley in Oregon.

On the nose there is beautiful fruit of cherry, raspberry, cranberry, cinnamon, cola, sage, herbs, spice and earth.

On the palate are cherries, raspberries, pomegranate, cinnamon, hibiscus, spice, vanilla and a subtle earth play.

The wine is medium bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and medium + acidity and medium polished fine tannins that leads into a wonderfully long fresh red fruit earthy finish. This is another beautiful pinot noir from Domaine Drouhin in Oregon. Please stay safe and healthy and have a great week ahead. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Nov 2nd, 2020
Daniel P. Drake

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! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

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! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

May 31st, 2020
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2011 Domaine Drouhin ‘Laurene’ is a sensational effort from this cooler vintage in Oregon. This takes on a classic Burgundian nose with forest floor, white truffle oil, red currant puree and suggestions of white pepper. I love the elegance of this wine aromatically. The mouthfeel and texture to this wine screams elegance, as it is surprising that they were able to attain this level of concentration despite the coldness of the vintage. Red cherry puree, damp earth, cran-raspberry and orange zest flavors marvelously combine. Elegant and esteemed, this is a stunning effort by Domaine Drouhin that will cellar marvelously over the next decade. Drink 2018-2028- 94

The 2011 Domaine Drouhin ‘Laurene’ is a sensational effort from this cooler vintage in Oregon. This takes on a classic Burgundian nose with forest floor, white truffle oil, red currant puree and suggestions of white pepper. I love the elegance of this wine aromatically. The mouthfeel and texture to this wine screams elegance, as it is surprising that they were able to attain this level of concentration despite the coldness of the vintage. Red cherry puree, damp earth, cran-raspberry and orange zest flavors marvelously combine. Elegant and esteemed, this is a stunning effort by Domaine Drouhin that will cellar marvelously over the next decade. Drink 2018-2028- 94

Feb 19th, 2019
Elizabeth Rice

Difficult vintage which only 45 barrels were made, half of what normally is made. Luckily they picked before the massive rains. Mossy pomegranate with balanced acids. Tasting next to 2014 which was a better vintage comparatively.

Difficult vintage which only 45 barrels were made, half of what normally is made. Luckily they picked before the massive rains. Mossy pomegranate with balanced acids. Tasting next to 2014 which was a better vintage comparatively.

Mar 25th, 2018
Shengli Hu

Light ruby, little oak on the nose. Tart/sour cherries, orange peel, orange blossom and violets. Medium plus to elevated acidity and smooth tannins, moderate plus body. [valcanic soil, 100% de-stemmed, 20% new french oak, mostly stainless still]

Light ruby, little oak on the nose. Tart/sour cherries, orange peel, orange blossom and violets. Medium plus to elevated acidity and smooth tannins, moderate plus body. [valcanic soil, 100% de-stemmed, 20% new french oak, mostly stainless still]

Mar 18th, 2018