Domaine Drouhin Oregon 2014 Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, $45

By on October 30, 2016

domain-drouhin-oregon-pinot-noir-2014-bottle1This large-scale release started with hand-selected berries dropped in 25-pound totes from Sept. 12 through Oct. 9. At that point, the hands-on work of Arron Bell and a barrel regimen with 20% new French oak allows for the richness of the ripe 2014 vintage to be on display. Fruity aromas of black raspberry and Bing cherry include cocoa powder, black olive and dusty minerality. Black cherries pop on the satiny entry that leads to a smooth midpalate with raspberry skin tannins. Juicy pomegranate acidity makes for an elegant finish that would could easily mistake for a single-vineyard bottling from a boutique producer. Suggested pairings range from lamb, pork and poultry to dishes with cream sauces.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 12,500 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%

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