2008 Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir 375 ml

Year: 2008
Appellation: Willamette Valley
Country: USA - Oregon
Wine Spectator: 88
Wine Advocate: 91
Vinous Media: 91
Burghound: 90
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"Firm in texture, this is chewy with tannins against pleasant blackberry and currant fruit. Tobacco and spice flavors weave through the finish. Best from 2013 through 2018. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 10,805 cases made." ((WS)

"The 2008 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley which contains 5% purchased fruit. Medium ruby in color, it gives up an alluring bouquet of cedar, cinnamon, incense, black raspberry, and black cherry that jumps from the glass. This leads to a dense, ripe, spicy, well-balanced wine with enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years (ageability being a significant trait of the vintage). This lengthy effort will be at its best from 2012 to 2020. " (WA)

"($40) Bright ruby. High-pitched aromas of strawberry, raspberry, licorice, white pepper and Asian spices, plus a whiff of dried rose. Sappy, racy and pure, with sharply delineated flavors of red berries, cherry and spicecake. Comes across as very lively owing to an impression of high acidity. Youthfully tight wine, finishing with excellent purity and energy and a jolt of candied flowers. This will be even better for four or five years in the bottle." (IWC)

"(from Dundee Hills fruit bottled at 13.9%). A pretty if restrained nose blends both upper and lower register red and blue fruit aromas along with a touch of earth that can also be found on the rich, delicious and solidly complex flavors that culminate in a round yet well-delineated as well as an impressively persistent finish. This is really quite good for a so- called entry level wine. This is worth considering. 90/2013+" (BH)