Let’s be honest, there is no winery in Oregon that has a set up anywhere near the one at Domaine Drouhin. It’s a breathtaking estate in the heart of Oregon’s oldest and most prestigious AVA, the Dundee Hills- home to heavy hitters like Domaine Serene, Drouhin, Eyrie and Antica Terra.
But unlike those other wineries, Drouhin is home to a 235-acre estate, a world class four-level gravity flow winery, a secret garden and one of the very best, most knowledgeable winemakers in the world, Burgundian Veronique Drouhin– who flies her private jet between her two estates in Beaune and Dundee making the wines for both Domaine Joseph Drouhin and Domaine Drouhin Oregon.
Veronique is wine royalty. No, I’m serious. She was born into one of the most famous wine families in the world. Her first sip of wine was an 1856 Burgundy. Wasn’t everyone’s?
In 1986, she turned down an internship opportunity from Robert Mondavi for what her father thought was a better fit in Oregon, where she was invited to learn from Adelsheim, Bethel Heights and Eyrie. Two years later, she and her father would establish Domaine Drouhin Oregon- becoming the first French winery to do so.
Since then, she’s been the standard everyone is chasing.
Her Domaine Drouhin winery year in and year out is one of the most decorated in the state, but in no vintage more so than the 2019 vintage.
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96 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2019 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills is defined, expressive and layered, with pure lavender, peppercorn and wild berry aromas and a velvety texture with bursts of freshness that highlight floral perfume and an array of spicy accents on the extended finish.
94 Points, James Suckling
A very pretty combination of dried berries, smoke and cedar with some dried flowers, following through to a medium body, a solid core of fruit and a round yet firm, tannic finish. Young, but so attractive. Give it two or three years to open.