Red

2008 Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir Laurène

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • Oregon
  • Willamette Valley
  • Dundee Hills
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Community Tasting Notes 51

  • tomandlu wrote: (91 points)

    June 10, 2017 - Popped and poured and consumed over two hours. Typical pinot noir color and transparency. On the nose this was beautiful with loads of fruit, spice and tea - very ripe and fruity yet balanced. Nicely ripe and fruity on the palate yet sill balanced and graceful. There's nothing overt here, just power and intensity, and class. All in all beautiful glass of wine!

  • Sycamore wrote:

    March 6, 2017 - Good, but still in need of a few more years of cellaring.

  • pugblanc wrote: (92 points)

    December 19, 2016 - Raspberry. Nice full Pinot nose. Just settling down. Nice open but still has time. Warm spices cloves and oak. Smoke carmelized bacon. Rich fruit and just right tanins to offset. Cherry vanilla sift acids. Very classic Pinot.

  • chitowncdpguy wrote:

    December 18, 2016 - Another fantastic bottle. Did not decant. Notes are from after being open for a couple of hours.

    I noticed on this one a bit of tannic roughness on the attack that I found a little surprising.

    Otherwise, nicely balanced, medium bodied, mostly red berry fruit but a bit of plum maybe. Rich but not ripe. Long finish where some earth and tea flavors emerge. Maybe a little bit of smoke throughout, but only just a hint. There is also a bit of orange peel on the nose.

  • chitowncdpguy wrote:

    December 11, 2016 - Wow. What a fantastic bottle. Decanted and these notes are from after 90 minutes in the decanter. On opening wasn't nearly as expressive.

    The nose is mostly earthy with some smoke and red berry fruit, maybe a little pine? Really great tasting with mostly red berry, a little tobacco, some black pepper. Well balanced with a lengthy finish.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Domaine Drouhin Oregon
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Laurène
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Oregon
  • SubRegion Willamette Valley
  • Appellation Dundee Hills
  • UPC Code 012086880414

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 8 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,530 (63%)
  • Consumed 880 (36%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

brie, Good Company (Kurt Carlson), lamb stew

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