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Sherry-Lehmann USD 599.95 750ml

Drouhin Bonnes-Mares 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2011 Drouhin Bonnes-Mares was again, just a touch reduced at the time of my visit, but due for a racking the week following our tasting. Underneath is a great, great wine in the making, soaring from the glass in a blend of black cherries, plums, woodsmoke, venison, a superb base of soil, fresh herbs and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and rock solid at the core, with excellent focus and balance, nascent complexity and superb grip on the seamless and very, very long and youthful finish. All this needs is time!...95" JG 01/13 "Bright red-ruby. Knockout nose combines dark berries, brown spices, mocha and earth. Dense and supple in the mouth, offering captivating early sweetness for Bonnes-Mares. Has the creamy middle to buffer its brisk but harmonious acidity and firm tannic spine. I wouldn't be at all surprised if this very promising young wine shut down in bottle within the next year or two...91-94" IWC 02/13

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

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"The 2011 Drouhin Bonnes-Mares was again, just a touch reduced at the time of my visit, but due for a racking the week following our tasting. Underneath is a great, great wine in the making, soaring from the glass in a blend of black cherries, plums, woodsmoke, venison, a superb base of soil, fresh herbs and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and rock solid at the core, with excellent focus and balance, nascent complexity and superb grip on the seamless and very, very long and youthful finish. All this needs is time!...95" JG 01/13 "Bright red-ruby. Knockout nose combines dark berries, brown spices, mocha and earth. Dense and supple in the mouth, offering captivating early sweetness for Bonnes-Mares. Has the creamy middle to buffer its brisk but harmonious acidity and firm tannic spine. I wouldn't be at all surprised if this very promising young wine shut down in bottle within the next year or two...91-94" IWC 02/13

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