Wine Wednesday: 2013 Laurene from Domaine Drouhin Oregon, Perfect Thanksgiving Wine

I am posting this again because the French #Winophiles this week is writing about the links between France and Oregon. Follow the group Saturday, December 19th at 11:00am EDT. LM Archer’s post is at this link: It should be a great array of articles to read. Don’t miss it.

Today’s wine of the week and Wine Wednesday post is dedicated to Domaine Drouhin Oregon wine, Laurene. I tasted this extraordinary Pinot Noir at the New York Wine Experience in October, held by the Wine Spectator. While I had been in Oregon for the first time last summer, I did not get to visit this particular vineyard in the Dundee Hills.

The wine was beautiful with bright red fruit, a spicy, forest undertone, and a long layered finish with waves of tertiary aromas and flavors. Elegant and complex yet not overpowering, this is a perfect wine to grace any Thanksgiving table. The wine is named for the winemaker Véronique Drouhin’s oldest daughter, Laurène.

Made from hand harvested, estate fruit, the wine ferments on its native yeasts and is placed into barrels. Of course, they use French oak but only 20% of it is new oak. The wine is a…

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