2009 Domaine Drouhin Oregon Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $40. · Light reddish-purple color the glass. Classic Dundee Hills perfume of red cherries, strawberries, sandalwood and a hint of spice holding up nicely over extended time in the glass. Moderately intense flavors that echo the nose make an impression on the mid-palate, complimented with an underpinning of faintest oak, and ending with a very long cherry-driven finish. Not as big and splashy as many 2009 Oregon Pinot Noirs, but a very charming example of power with finesse. Very approachable now but has the balance to last 10 to 15 years. Very good (+). Reviewed November 2, 2011

Winery: Domaine Drouhin Oregon
From article: Plenty of Oregon ’08 and ’09 Pinot Bounty in the Marketplace Oregon