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DDO Arthur Chardonnay

International Wine Report – 95 Points

The high-pitched and mineral 2021 Arthur Chardonnay explodes with aromas and flavors of dried green apple, fresh white peach, white flower petals, and blanched hazelnuts. The mouthfeel is precise, balanced, and elegant, with perfect levels of acidity, a medium body, and a lovely green apple and dried thyme finish. The Arthur showcases what a talented winemaker can do with Chardonnay in Oregon. Drink – 2023-2033

James Suckling – 94 Points

This has a beautiful nose of lemon curd, cream, sliced green apples and cardamom buns. Some toasted hazelnuts, too. It’s medium- to full-bodied with a deliciously creamy, gently spicy palate, married with vibrant acidity. Drink or hold.

Wine Spectator – 92 Points

Daily Wine Pick – Wine Spectator – May. 24, 2023 – More than $40

Handsomely elegant, with an effortless complexity that reveals pear flavors accented by apple peel and lemon verbena as this glides on the crisp, polished finish. Drink now. —Tim Fish


Domaine Drouhin Oregon
Arthur Chardonnay




    • Our Chardonnay was hand-picked into small totes, and then whole-cluster pressed.
    • Half of the juice was fermented in French Oak barrels (30% new) to create a round, rich texture.
    • The other half was fermented and aged in stainless steel.
    • Véronique then blended these two portions to create a wine of a more delicate nature.
    • To Véronique, it as if one brought together elements of a pure Chablis and an elegant Meursault.


    • 100% Chardonnay


    • Pair with shellfish and ripe cheese.

2022 Vintage:

    • The 2022 growing season began with great optimism.

    • After a reasonable winter, bud break started in early April, right on schedule.

    • Then, an unprecedented arctic air mass swept in, bringing snowfall, below-freezing temperatures, and the first-ever frost to impact our vineyards.

    • Subsequent cool and damp conditions over the next few months caused sluggish vine growth, putting us 2-4 weeks behind by June.

    • Mercifully, Mother Nature bestowed abundant sunshine and higher-than-average temperatures on us as harvest approached, resulting in a gentle conclusion to the season and excellent fruit ripeness.

Véronique’s Tasting Notes:

    • Our 2022 Chardonnay Arthur immediately focuses your attention with a fragrant nose of mandarin peel, vanilla blossoms, and honeysuckle.

    • Nuanced flavors of lemongrass, white flowers, a hint of yuzu, and yellow plum all support the exquisite texture and well-defined structure.

    • Of note: production was much lower than normal in 2022, which is a reflection of vintage conditions and also a testament to Véronique Drouhin’s clear quality standards.



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