Domaine Drouhin Oregon Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2021
In 1988, the Domaine Drouhin Classique Pinot Noir was the first wine produced by the Drouhin Family in Oregon. Three decades later, this cuvée has become a foundational element of many great wine lists and personal cellars. The fruit is harvested entirely from the family’s Dundee Hills estate, and the wine is vinified in the Drouhin family style with a focus on elegance, balance and finesse. The 2018 Dundee Hills is complex and structured, a beautiful combination of flavour, intensity, and backbone. Subtle notes of rose petal, raspberry and dark cherries lead into layered flavours of sour cherries, cranberry, black tea, and plum. Although young, there is an extraordinary balance between the fine tannins and the energising lift of vibrant red fruit and acidity. This is a wine that will be exciting to follow as it passes the 5, 10, and 15-year marks.