Domaine Drouhin Oregon, Laurene Pinot Noir 2015

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  • Type:

    Red

  • Country:

    USA

  • Region:

    Oregon

  • Grape:

    Pinot Noir

  • Grape Blend:

    Pinot Noir 100%

  • Winemaker:

    Veronique Drouhin

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Domaine Drouhin Oregon Laurene Pinot Noir 2015 - Wine

Tasting Notes

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. Our 2015 Cuvée Laurène is intensely aromatic and complex on the nose.
Aromas include dried flowers, violet, spices, blueberry and touch of
orange blossom. The palate is captivating, displaying great concentration,
with refined texture. It is beautifully balanced, with a long aftertaste.
I envision it will age very well over the next 15 years.

Production Notes

All of the fruit is handpicked into small totes, destemmed, fermented with indigenous yeasts, and then placed into French Oak barrels. Once the vintage is safely in the cellar, Veronique begins the process of selecting barrels which have an extra complexity, length and depth & barrels which will work together as Laurene.

Critics Reviews

Wine Advocate 93pts (2015) - Pale to medium ruby-purple in color, the 2015 Pinot Noir Laurene is intensely scented of cranberries, wild strawberries and raspberry leaves with nuances of underbrush, wild thyme and yeast extract. Medium-bodied, fine, fresh and tightly wound at this youthful stage, it delivers plenty of depth and expression and the long finish is beautifully framed with a commendable texture.

Producer Profile

Skills get more refined, methods evolve, but what's important is what is transmitted from generation to generation: The search for excellence, the intellectual curiosity, the sense of values, passion, the respect for terroir.� -- Robert J. Drouhin. In 1987, Robert Drouhin was invited to participate in the first International Pinot Noir Celebration, and on that trip, he decided to purchase land in the Dundee Hills. Where there had only been Christmas trees and wheat, the Drouhin's began planting their first vineyards in Oregon. At the same time, Robert nominated Veronique to be the newly christened DDO winemaker, and her brother Philippe Drouhin took responsibility for viticulture. In 1988, DDO produced its first vintage, from purchased grapes, and in 1989 built the landmark, four-story gravity flow winery. Situated atop the Dundee Hills, between 400' to 800' in elevation, the site was selected for its remarkable similarity in climate, latitude and aspect to the legendary vineyards of Burgundy. From what started as test plantings of cloned Pinot Noir rootstock, Domaine Drouhin now encompasses 124 acres of hillside vineyards. Interspersed with the Pinot Noir vines are 11 acres of Chardonnay, planted at various elevations and, like in Burgundy, planted right alongside rows of Pinot Noir.