2014 Domaine Drouhin "Arthur" Dundee Hills Chardonnay SKU #1282691


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  • Kirk Walker
    By: Kirk Walker
    K&L Staff Member
    If you want to know what a "classic" White Burgundy smells like, buy a bottle of this. Apple, citrus, banana, toast, nuts, mineral, baking spice, anise any of the aromas that you have seen on the images trying to illustrate Burgundy are here, Beyond that the palate is medium weight, it is clean and very persistent with good extract. This is great Chardonnay.
  • Mari Keilman
    By: Mari Keilman
    K&L Staff Member
    Slowly I'm falling back in love with Domestic Chardonnay and it's because of wines like this! You wouldn't expect anything less in a Chardonnay coming from a producer than has such deep roots in Burgundy, but this wine is a true reminder of how on par Oregon Chardonnays can be with their bigger brothers. The Arthur is chock-full of savory on the nose that instantly transports me to France, but not just to Burgundy. The aromatics of clove, floral and almond skin faintly remind me of a great aged Savenierre. On the palate this Chardonnay is fresh and bright but also has a coating texture due to the mix of both stainless and oak aging. This Chardonnay is a true crowd-pleaser that is sure to delight everyone from your creamy malo lover to even the most finicky and discerning of palates.
  • Olivia Ragni
    By: Olivia Ragni
    K&L Staff Member
    This is beautiful terroir-driven, French-style Chardonnay that exudes elegance. It is a clean, pure expression of Chardonnay from Willamette with aromas of fennel and white flowers, and flavors of pith, wet stones, almonds and white nectarines. And you get all of that ethereal beauty for under $30.
  • Stephanie Vidales
    By: Stephanie Vidales
    K&L Staff Member
    The Arthur Chardonnay from Domaine Drouhin is a great representation of the plentiful 2014 Oregon vintage and a good match for those who like Burgundian style wines. There's a bright acidity that's elegantly combined with white floral, lemon zest, vanilla and baking spices. Enjoy this wine now, or hold onto it for a few years and I'm sure it will be even more fabulous.
  • Dulcinea Gonzalez
    By: Dulcinea Gonzalez
    K&L Staff Member
    Arthur is steeped in aromas of light toasted spice with a hint of vanilla. Showing it's Burgundian roots with an elegant, and restrained approach to the rich and creamy style of Chardonnay, the mid-palate exhibits a clarity of pear and apple fruit and shows plenty of depth with an intriguing stoney minerality that drinks absolutely deliciously! A super quality for the price, and super recommended!
  • Andrew Whiteley
    By: Andrew Whiteley
    K&L Staff Member
    Wonderful Oregon Chardonnay from a classic producer. This bottling is whole cluster pressed Dijon clone Chard with a mix of oak and stainless steel aging. It goes through natural malo giving it a wonderful richness without feeling fat and heavy. It maintains a bright snap and vibrancy to go with the lovely baking spice and apple notes. Great wine, great vintage, great producer, AND a great price -- it is a must try!
  • Andrew Stevens
    By: Andrew Stevens
    K&L Staff Member
    I am a huge fan of Oregon Chardonnay, and it has been exciting to be here at K&L where I feel like we are a little ahead of the game when it comes to stocking and appreciating it. That being said the Domaine Drouhin Arthur is not some hidden gem only we know about, this wine, from this well known winemaker has turned many heads and for good reason. The 2014 vintage showcase the beauty of Chardonnay from the Dundee Hills. Citrus, white stone fruit, and floral notes are lifted and carried by the acid in this wine. A touch of oak gives a nice toasty quality to the wine. Essentially this is one of the gold standards for Oregon Chardonnay.
  • Gary Norton
    By: Gary Norton
    K&L Staff Member
    Loads of clove, cinnamon and baked apple on the nose of this young Chardonnay. The palate is racier than expected. While 2014 is a very lush, hot vintage, DDO's house style is consistently balanced in terms of acidity and ripeness. The wine is produced entirely from estate fruit (Dijon clones) and is fermented in both tank and barrel. This Chardonnay is always a show stopper in my eyes, and frankly, it's cheap considering the name and quality behind it.


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