Red, Ready, but will keep

2014 Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, Oregon

2014 Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, Oregon

Red | Ready, but will keep | Code:  39191 | 2014 | USA > Oregon > Dundee Hills | Pinot Noir | Medium-Full Bodied, Dry | 14.0 % alcohol


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The Wine Advocate


The Wine Advocate - Pale to medium ruby-purple, the 2014 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir has a fragrant herbal nose over a core of warm red currants, red cherries and underbrush plus a touch of damp loam. Medium-bodied, the palate is generously-fruited with plenty of red berry and earthy flavors, supported by chewy tannins and a harmonious freshness, finishing with an herbal lift.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - 31/08/2017

The Grape

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is probably the most frustrating, and at times infuriating, wine grape in the world. However when it is successful, it can produce some of the most sublime wines known to man. This thin-skinned grape which grows in small, tight bunches performs well on well-drained, deepish limestone based subsoils as are found on Burgundy's Côte d'Or.

Pinot Noir is more susceptible than other varieties to over cropping - concentration and varietal character disappear rapidly if yields are excessive and yields as little as 25hl/ha are the norm for some climats of the Côte d`Or.

Because of the thinness of the skins, Pinot Noir wines are lighter in colour, body and tannins. However the best wines have grip, complexity and an intensity of fruit seldom found in wine from other grapes. Young Pinot Noir can smell almost sweet, redolent with freshly crushed raspberries, cherries and redcurrants. When mature, the best wines develop a sensuous, silky mouth feel with the fruit flavours deepening and gamey "sous-bois" nuances emerging.

The best examples are still found in Burgundy, although Pinot Noir`s key role in Champagne should not be forgotten. It is grown throughout the world with notable success in the Carneros and Russian River Valley districts of California, and the Martinborough and Central Otago regions of New Zealand.

The Region

Dundee Hills

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