The Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir is handpicked into 25-pound totes, then hand sorted and de-stemmed at their Oregon four level gravity flow winery. Fermentations are long and careful and by November, the Pinot is safely in barrel. Their barrels are custom made in Burgundy, using oak from France’s best forests, allowing the character of the soil and vintage to show through.
This is a delightful wine, with a generous nose filled with ripe red fruits, crushed berries and spice. Its color is deep and concentrated. Ripe, with incredible structure, the palate is both opulent and restrained. The tannins are very well integrated already, giving this cuvée superb balance and a fine, vibrant character with excellent length.