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DDO Pinot Noir

Jeb Dunnuck
96 Points

The 2021 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills is ripe with ripe black cherry, fresh licorice, and dark stone. Lush and inviting, with ripe structure and broad shoulders, it is flush with a ripe, meaty texture and warming spice. Allow it another couple of years in the cellar. This is an age-worthy wine to drink 2025-2037


The Wine Spectator
94 Points

Graceful and fragrant, with delicately layered cherry and raspberry flavors laced with rose petal, dusky spices and a hint of fresh forest floor.
Ends with refined tannins. Drink now through 2030. 17,170 cases made.

James Suckling
94 Points

Fragrant and open pinot with aromas of cherries, wild strawberries, orange zest, nutmeg and white pepper. It’s medium-bodied with silky, creamy tannins.
Delicious balance of just-ripe berry fruit and subtle spice. Very long, too. Drink or hold.


Domaine Drouhin Oregon
Pinot Noir




    • All of our Pinot Noir is hand-picked into 25-pound totes, then hand-sorted and destemmed at our four-level gravity flow winery.
    • Fermentations are long and careful. By the middle of November, all of our wine was safely in barrel.
    • We use approximately 20 percent new oak with our Pinot Noir, which allows the character of the wine and vintage to show through.
    • Barrels are custom made for us in Burgundy, using oak from France’s best forests.
    • Our goal is to produce Pinot Noirs with balance, elegance and finesse.


    • 100% Pinot Noir


    • Pinot Noir is well-suited to pair with poultry, beef, fish, ham, lamb and pork.
    • It will play well with creamy sauces, spicy seasonings and may just be one of the world’s most versatile food wines.

The Vintage: Harvest Dates: 9/8/21-10/2/21

    • While winter temperatures were slightly warmer than average, and drought conditions continued across the west, February was defined by an ice-storm unlike anything seen in the Willamette Valley for 40 years. 
    • The growing season started out relatively cool but continued dry. 
    • The Willamette Valley saw mild to moderate early to mid-April frosts, followed by an early season heat event at the start of May.
    • At the end of June, we experienced the warmest days ever recorded in the Valley, and yet the vines remained healthy and resilient. 
    • At the end of this dramatic growing season, the vines delivered grapes with complex flavors, incredible balance, and layers of elegance.
    • As winemakers and grape growers, we couldn’t have asked for a better gift from the vineyard.

Véronique’s Tasting Notes

    • Our 2021 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills is youthful and bright, deftly downplaying the topsy-turvy growing season that ended with gentle, ideal harvest conditions.
    • On the nose, the wine is bursting with black cherry and ripe sour cherry tones, with hints of dried violets and lightly roasted coffee beans.
    • The palate confirms the nose with added notes of fresh raspberry, cranberry, and a decidedly earthy touch.
    • This wine is lovely, vibrant, and elegant now, but I think it will be in a perfect place with 5 – 12 years of cellaring.


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