Domaine Drouhin from Year Zero
24 Jul 2009 by Jancis Robinson
We’ve been in Oregon for hardly 24 hours at the time of writing and already I’ve had the chance to take part in two vertical tastings of iconic Oregon wines – right back to their maiden vintages. I’ll report soon on the great tasting of Eyrie Chardonnay back to 1970 with the Lett family but below are notes on a history of Pinot Noirs from Domaine Drouhin, the Oregon outpost of Joseph Drouhin of Beaune which really put Oregon on the international map when Robert Drouhin decided to set up a winery and vineyard here back in 1987 after attending the inaugural International Pinot Noir Celebration.  (It’s to attend this...

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