97, 96 Points for Oregon's Original French Connection
Three decades ago, the storied Burgundy house Drouhin established itself in Oregon. The move was one of the early (and huge) feathers in Oregon's cap, major validation that world class Pinot was being grown in the Willamette Valley.
Three decades later Domaine Drouhin lands world class scores -- 97 and 96 points! -- for their 2016 estate Pinot noirs, Laurene and Dundee Hills.
$64.75in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($71.95 regular)
97 points James Suckling: "There’s a savory stance here that sets it apart from the regular Dundee Hills bottling. Earthy and spicy forest-wood aromas sit across ripe red cherries and fresh red flowers. The palate has a long, smooth and elegant core of red cherries. Very svelte and composed. This is beautifully regal Pinot. Drink or hold."
$37.75in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($41.95 regular)
96 points James Suckling: "Incredible clarity and purity of dark red cherries on the nose here. This is a stunning young Pinot. The palate has a very plush, fleshy and concentrated core of rich black cherries with toasty oak spice overlaid. Long, noble tannins. This is exceptional. Drink or hold."
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