Currently more Burgundy than Oregon but a further 12 to 24 months bottle age will bring this Chardonnay back home. Reticent at first, but then unfurling with a little aeration with subtle mineral notes, spice and flint. There seems more tension than previous vintages. I imagine richer notes will emerge over the course of the next 3-5 years.
Light & viscous, with mouth coating tannins, and flavors of spice & ripe raspberries this 'Laurene' Pinot Noir from Domaine Drouhin is an excellent example of how the variety thrives in Oregon.
96 Points - James Suckling
A juicy and intense wine with lots of plum, chocolate and cedar undertones. Full-bodied and velvety. Pretty, gorgeous, racy and just so fine. Love the fruit and texture. Drink now.