2006 Domaine Drouhin "Louise" Oregon Pinot Noir (1.5L)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2006 Pinot Noir Louise Drouhin Family Estate will not be released until May, 2009. Dark ruby-colored, the nose offers up enticing aromas of pain grille, pencil lead, mineral, violets, red and black cherry, and black raspberry. Velvety, elegant, and plush, it has loads of succulent fruit, layers of flavor, outstanding depth and concentration, and a very long finish. Cellar it for 4-5 years and drink it from 2013 to 2026. Domaine Drouhin remains one of the standards against which other Oregon Pinot Noirs must be measured. (JM)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Dark red. Explosively perfumed, vivid aromas of raspberry, kirsch, smoky mineral and yellow rose. Racy and pure, with finely etched red fruit flavors and a seductive, silky texture. Gains weight and sweetness with air, finishing with a deep, sappy cherry quality and excellent persistence. This is already delicious. (JR)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
A pretty and notably ripe nose of intense red berry fruit with a hint of cherry cough drop introduces rich, full and suave middle weight flavors that possess good complexity and length on the round but persistent finish. This has perhaps a touch less detail than what I'm used to seeing with this wine but it's generous, delicious and should age well over the medium term.