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Domaine Drouhin Laurène Pinot Noir 2014

Member Review by VegasOenophile:

Great balance and structure. Lovely combination of spice and fruit. 91 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 5/5/12

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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

Member Reviews for Domaine Drouhin Laurène Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 06/30/2012

Great balance and structure. Lovely combination of spice and fruit. 91 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 5/5/12


Snooth User: mistersplice
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 05/20/2012

look = 6/10, smell = 12/20, taste = 13/20; total = 31/50

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Snooth User: mistersplice
30149223
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 05/20/2012

(my wine said "Dundee Hills" not "Red Hills") look = 6/10, smell = 12/20, taste = 13/20; total = 31/50

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,203
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 08/29/2010

Made from the top 90 barrels of pinot. Great terrior feel on this wine. Earthy mushroom nose with dark red berry. Heavier tannin. Dark feel on the palate and dark flavors abound. Will likely age nicely. Should be great with food. More time should be a plus. - Tasted at winery 8/17/10


Snooth User: Anuenuehale
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2.00 5
Vintage: 2005 08/09/2009

Delighful fruity nice linger


Snooth User: tropes24
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2003 06/05/2013

Five glasses


Snooth User: boomerpdx
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4.00 5
Vintage: 1992 07/18/2007

Four glasses


External Reviews for Domaine Drouhin Laurène Pinot Noir

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Vintage: 2009 03/19/2013

The Domaine Drouhin 2009 Pinot Noir Laurene delivers rich dark cherry and plum fruit, its persistent but in no way superficial sweetness wreathed in bitter-sweet floral perfume and allied to a vaguely stony undertone. Almost velvety in texture, this ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2009 Drouhin, Domaine Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Laurene 750ml


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Vintage: 2009 11/14/2013

The Domaine Drouhin 2009 Pinot Noir Laurene delivers rich dark cherry and plum fruit its persistent but in no way superficial sweetness wreathed in bitter-sweet floral perfume and allied to a vaguely stony undertone. Almost velvety in texture this nonetheless finishes with a grip that implies abundant if fine tannins. It doesn t - indeed given its vintage almost surely couldn t - approach the infectious sheer primary juiciness of the corresponding 2010; nor does it strike me for now as being any more complex than the highly impressive (and much less expensive) "classique" (i.e. Drouhin s principal bottling). But it s surely worth following for at least half a dozen years during which time it might well reveal its superiority. "You had to be really cautious with extraction in this vintage " notes Bell of 2009 "because there was a lot of dry skin material in the cap." -David Schildknecht Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


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Vintage: 2009 11/06/2012

Drouhin's Laurene Pinot Noir from Oregon is a fine example of old world wine making style applied to the New World. Lots of layered aromatics and excellent palate feel are hallmarks of this luxury cuvee.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/30/2013

Bright and sleek, offering pretty blackberry and red plum flavors that stay intense as the finish lingers effortlessly, with chocolate complexity, against refined tannins. Drink now through 2019. -HS Wine Spectator. A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2009 Drouhin, Domaine Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Laurene 750ml


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Vintage: 2008 05/24/2012

The 2008 Pinot Noir Laurene Estate spent 13-15 months in 25% new oak. It offers a splendid nose of smoke, spice box, floral notes, black cherry, and black raspberry. Medium-bodied on the palate, it has enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years, precis... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2008 Drouhin, Domaine Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Laurene 750ml


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Vintage: 2008 01/20/2012

Deep and complex, with excellent weight, firm structure, and real intensity, the 08 Laur ne needs a lot of air in the glass, or time in your cellar.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 12/02/2011

The texture is very fine, and the flavors are a burst of fresh red fruits, in contrast to the darker fruits of recent vintages. The trademark of the vintage for us is its precision, the purity of flavor, clearly layered across the palate.


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