2019 Domaine Drouhin 'Laurene' Pinot Noir Dundee Hills

$74.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)

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.

Véronique’s Tasting Notes - In the flush of its youth, the 2019 Laurène sparkles like a bright ruby. Cherry, mulberry, blackcurrant, and spices all harmonize into a beautifully aromatic bouquet. An overall graceful character is balanced by a firm structure and velvety tannins. This Laurène is a shining example of everything we’ve come to know and cherish from our vineyards in the Dundee Hills. 

Release Date: Late October 2022

Varietal:
Pinot Noir
Winemaker:
Veronique Drouhin
Vintage:
2019
Oak Treatment:
French Oak
Appellation:
Willamette Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Dundee Hills
Vineyard:
Estate
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol %:
13.9%
Score Wine Advocate:
96+
Score Wine Spectator:
93
SKU #:
1050686
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA96+

Wine Advocate

The 2019 Pinot Noir Laurène is youthfully coiled at this stage and will take more time in bottle to unwind. It opens with flinty, rocky notes, fleshing out to blackberry, red cherry and dark, spicy undertones. The palate is silky, intense and long, with a plethora of savory accents hinting at more to come.

JS95

James Suckling

Aromas of cherries, wild strawberries, dried flowers and spice box. Some pine needles, too. It’s medium-bodied with fine, chewy tannins and lively acidity. Layered and velvety with spicy character. Pure and balanced, following through to a long, savory finish. Solid. Drink or hold.

JD94

Jeb Dunnuck

“The palate is concentrated and elegant, with fine tannins, notes of grenadine, dried purple flowers, espresso, and fresh acidity”.

WS93

Wine Spectator

“Expressive and harmonious, with elegantly layered notes of fresh violet and raspberry, which build texture and richness on the dynamic finish.”