White

2016 Domaine Drouhin Oregon Chardonnay Arthur

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • Oregon
  • Willamette Valley
  • Dundee Hills
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Community Tasting Notes 19

  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    February 13, 2020 - Cream and lactic on the nose but charming in its way. A touch of lemon freshness in there as well. Smells great this time around. Darn!

  • tak4 Likes this wine: 90 points

    February 1, 2020 - Popped and poured on Saturday afternoon.

    Wine is a clear lemony yellow, bright, not terribly concentrated.

    Aromatic nose which is cut melon predominant, lemon, touch of a spice background.

    On palate, wine is sound. On initial tasting the wine is still a little warm. Rounded mouthfeel - I had said "malolactic" earlier and I think that's right. Spice notes come out on palate, but rounded melon background still predominates. Some of that smoky oak that I associate with Burgundy is also present.

    Very nice wine, though I don't think it's as complex as some of the other tasters did. But very well balanced and beautifully made. Better than a daily sipper, not quite at the level of a special wine.

  • srh Likes this wine:

    December 14, 2019 - Winebar [4 Whites, 8 Reds, & 6 *shared* bottles] from 12/13/19 (Vintage Wines Ltd., San Diego, CA): Arturo, THANK you for providing the opportunity for me to taste this label of which I was aware, but had never previously sampled! :)

    “Produced from 100% Dijon clones, 1st planted in 1990, & harvested 8/30 – 9/28/16; Hand-picked into small totes, & then whole-cluster pressed, it was partly fermented in FR oak barrels, the rest fermented & aged in s/s. After blending the 2 portions, it was as if one brought together elements of a pure Chablis & an elegant Meursault. 3,300 cases produced & bottled Sep ’17.”

    N: Closed; Toast, POSS butter with notes of a frt I can't quite I.D.

    P: Med body; Very RNDISH entry with NICE, ALMOST swtish oak/frt met by a fairly crisp acidity which serves as the face of the wine into & through the LONG, balanced, tangy/swt finish with POSS an *occasional* HINT of a very, VERY slight bitterness which may very well NEVER be a problem. Nicely done for now & through '21, I'm thinking. 14.1% ABV; My EXC-, & an argument for > based upon QPR would not be out of line. ;) 94 pts Suckling, 93 John Gilman, 91 WA (Brooks, 8/31/18), and 90 ea WS (Fish, 11/15/18) & WE (8/1/18) @ $35! [As of mid Dec '19, wine-searcher shows numerous sources from $28-$40].

  • casaallora Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 30, 2019 - Full green apples w/beautiful aromatic nose. Nice mellow relaxed flavor w/crisp bright round finish. A nicely balanced wine that provides a lovely experience. Supple w/Brie & fruit appetizer & sauteed shrimp entree. A consistently expressive wine.

  • Millennial Drinkers wrote: 90 points

    November 23, 2019 - NFN - floral, elegant, bright and long finish.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2019, Issue #79, Recently-Tasted American Wines (And A Few New World Friends) February 2019

    (Chardonnay “Cuvée Arthur”- Domaine Drouhin (Willamette Valley)) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type White
  • Producer Domaine Drouhin Oregon
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Arthur
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Oregon
  • SubRegion Willamette Valley
  • Appellation Dundee Hills
  • UPC Codes 012086766510, 012086766527

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  • Pending Delivery 5 (0%)
  • In Cellars 733 (65%)
  • Consumed 384 (34%)

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Baked Cod fish with rice and green peas, chicken with mushroom cream sauce

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