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Beaune Greves Joseph Drouhin 2014

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92 Points, Burghound: "A distinctly somber and inexpressive nose grudgingly offers up intense earth aromas of forest floor and various wild dark berries. There is seriously good concentration to the powerful and equally muscular medium-bodied flavors that coat the palate with dry extract before terminating in a lightly stony but velvety finish that is presently youthfully austere. This is clearly built-to-age and will need plenty of it." 04/16 John Gilman, View From The Cellar: "The 2014 Beaune “Grèves” is one of the wines in the Drouhin cellars this year that is a bit “low energy” from the cumulative effects of the hail in the last five years. The wine is still very good, but quite open and forward in personality, as it offers up scents of plums, cherries, a touch of nutskin, a good base of soil and a deft framing of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and nicely complex out of the blocks, but with an easy-going style, quite modest tannins and a long, velvety finish. This will drink very well from early on its life, but will not be particularly long-lived by the high standards of this cuvée, which can be one of the very best premier crus in the cellar in many vintages. 2018-2040."

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Varietal: Pinot Noir
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Domaine Drouhin:
Domaine Drouhin has been on the viticultural cutting edge in Oregon since our first plantings, and we continue to set the pace. The 90 acres of hillside vineyards that ribbon our 225-acre estate are at the very heart of Domaine Drouhin wines. Philippe Drouhin is in charge of all of the estate vineyards in Oregon & Burgundy & it is his vision & passion that drives our advances &... Read more
Domaine Drouhin has been on the viticultural cutting edge in Oregon since our first plantings, and we continue to set the pace. The 90 acres of hillside vineyards that ribbon our 225-acre estate are at the very heart of Domaine Drouhin wines. Philippe Drouhin is in charge of all of the estate vineyards in Oregon & Burgundy & it is his vision & passion that drives our advances & improvements in winegrowing year after year. Situated atop the Dundee Hills, between 400 and 800 feet in elevation, our site was selected for its remarkable similarity in climate, latitude and aspect to the legendary vineyards of Burgundy. DDO places more emphasis on viticulture than most producers in America. Our vines are perhaps the most densely-planted in the New World, with an average of 3,300 plants to the acre. We are also one of the few vineyards in the country to cultivate our own rootstocks and propagate all of our own plant materials. This allows us to further our vineyards with site specific rootstocks and plants. Read less

92 Points, Burghound: "A distinctly somber and inexpressive nose grudgingly offers up intense earth aromas of forest floor and various wild dark berries. There is seriously good concentration to the powerful and equally muscular medium-bodied flavors that coat the palate with dry extract before terminating in a lightly stony but velvety finish that is presently youthfully austere. This is clearly built-to-age and will need plenty of it." 04/16 John Gilman, View From The Cellar: "The 2014 Beaune “Grèves” is one of the wines in the Drouhin cellars this year that is a bit “low energy” from the cumulative effects of the hail in the last five years. The wine is still very good, but quite open and forward in personality, as it offers up scents of plums, cherries, a touch of nutskin, a good base of soil and a deft framing of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and nicely complex out of the blocks, but with an easy-going style, quite modest tannins and a long, velvety finish. This will drink very well from early on its life, but will not be particularly long-lived by the high standards of this cuvée, which can be one of the very best premier crus in the cellar in many vintages. 2018-2040."

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