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DDO Pinot Noir - Dundee Hills, OR

DDO Pinot Noir - Dundee Hills, OR

DDO Pinot Noir - Dundee Hills, OR

BS-DDO-DH-PN-14DESCRIPTION: All of our Pinot Noir is hand-picked into 25-pound totes, then hand-sorted and destemmed at our four-level gravity flow winery. Fermentations are long and careful. By the middle of November, all of our wine was safely in barrel. We use approximately 20 percent new oak with our Pinot Noir, which allows the character of the wine and vintage to show through. Barrels are custom made for us in Burgundy, using oak from France’s best forests. Our goal is to produce Pinot Noirs with balance, elegance and finesse.

GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Pinot Noir

FOOD PAIRINGS: Pinot Noir is well-suited to pair with poultry, beef, fish, ham, lamb and pork. It will play well with creamy sauces, spicy seasonings and may just be one of the world's most versatile food wines.

TASTING NOTES: “True to its growing season, our 2014 Dundee Hills is a medium-deep garnet color, with a dark core. On the nose, the wine is refined, with clear notes of spice, rose, black cherry, plum, and sweet red fruits, all wrapped in an earthiness that lends a surprising rustic touch. On the palate, the aromatics follow through with layered spice, white pepper, dark cherry and black berry, framed by youthful tannins. The finish is long and the texture has real depth. I expect the wine to age for 10-12 years or more.” - Véronique Drouhin-Boss.

James Suckling – 94 Points

2014 Vintage:  There's a focus and precision to this pinot with refined tannins and beautiful fruit. A medium to full body characterised a firm, polished and tight center palate of fruit and tannins. Drink now.

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DDO Laurene Pinot Noir - Dundee Hills, OR

DDO Laurene Pinot Noir - Dundee Hills, OR

DDO Laurene Pinot Noir
Dundee Hills, OR

DESCRIPTION: About the Laurène Cuvée - Named after Véronique Drouhin’s elder daughter, Laurène is our flagship wine, and is produced entirely from Pinot Noir grown on the family’s estate in the Dundee Hills. All of the fruit is handpicked into small totes, destemmed, fermented with indigenous yeasts, and then placed into barrels (French oak, never more than 20% new). Once the vintage is safely in the cellar, Véronique begins the process of selecting barrels which have an extra complexity, length and depth — barrels which will work together as Laurène.

In recent years, Laurène has been named one of the “Great Wines of America” by Paul Lukacs in his book of the same name and “perennially one of Oregon’s best wines” by Portland Monthly Magazine (Sept. 2009). In 2008, celebrated writer Matt Kramer presented Laurène in his Wine Spectator seminar, “21st Century Pinot Noir Greatness.”

GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Pinot Noir

FOOD PAIRINGS: Pinot Noir is well-suited to pair with poultry, beef, fish, ham, lamb and pork. It will play well with creamy sauces, spicy seasonings and may just be one of the world's most versatile food wines.

TASTING NOTES: The 2013 Laurène impresses with its charm and character. It is vibrant, but also shows restraint, which allows the detail of the vintage to be expressed. The wine has a beautiful ruby rose color that allows one to see its depth. On the nose, the 2013 Laurène carries notes of pure, sweet cherry, pomegranate, baking spice, ripe blackberries, wild herbs and fresh sage. On the palate, the body is lovely and encompassing, creating a long, elegant, and appealing finish. I trust this wine will age for 7-10 years easily, but it is also delicious to enjoy now. Santé!

James Suckling - 93 Points

2013 Vintage: A firm and silky red with pretty tension and texture. Medium-bodied, tight and delicious. Racy and refined. Dried berries, bark and tea. Pretty wine. Drink now.

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DDO Arthur Chardonnay - Dundee Hills, OR (R-tour)

DDO Arthur Chardonnay - Dundee Hills, OR

DDO Arthur Chardonnay
Dundee Hills, OR

BS-DDO-Arthur-2014DESCRIPTION: Our Chardonnay was hand-picked into small totes, and then whole-cluster pressed. Half of the juice was fermented in French Oak barrels (30% new) to create a round, rich texture. The other half was fermented and aged in stainless steel. Véronique then blended these two portions to create a wine of a more delicate nature. To Véronique, it as if one brought together elements of a pure Chablis and an elegant Meursault.

GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Chardonnay

FOOD PAIRINGS: Pair with shellfish and ripe cheese.

TASTING NOTES:  The 2014 Arthur embodies the fresh, ripe qualities of the vintage. On the nose, there is candied lemon peel, white flowers, and a touch of honey and vanilla. On the palate, the Arthur is medium-full bodied, with rich texture and excellent mouth weight. The wine is round, with great balance, finishing clean and long. While delicious now, you can easily enjoy this wine over the next 5 to 7 years.

James Suckling - 93 Points

2014 Vintage: This is such a lively white with ripe fruit, mangoes and limes. Then it turns to a salt character. Medium-to full-bodied, racy and intense. Fresh, citrusy finish. Drink now.

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