Domaine Drouhin Oregon, Dundee Hills (Willamette Valley, Oregon) Pinot Noir “Laurène” 2013

($70):  The Laurène bottling is Domaine Drouhin Oregon’s (a.k.a. DDO) reserve wine.  As such, it is deeper and more concentrated, but without sacrificing refinement and elegance.  While their “regular” bottling highlights the fruitiness found in Oregon, the Laurène emphasizes the gorgeous earthy leafy aspect of Oregon Pinot Noir.  Finely polished tannins lend support and suggest that this wine will be its best in a few more years.  That said, it’s hard to resist now with grilled King Salmon. 93 Michael Apstein Oct 24, 2017