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DOM DROUHIN 12 CH ARTHUR
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Bottle Size: 750ML
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DOM DROUHIN 2012 CHARDONNAY "ARTHUR" WILLAMETTE VALLEY 750mL

Pinot Noir takes the spotlight in the Oregon wine world…that's just a fact. And when it comes to their white wines, Pinot Gris is center stage. That being said, it is this producer's Chardonnay has stunned us the past few vintages, and we think it's been the best white from Oregon in several years! Named for winemaker Véronique Drouhin-Boss' son, Arthur is produced entirely from estate fruit and is handmade at DDO's landmark gravity flow winery in the Dundee Hills. Their Chardonnay vines were planted in 1992 and are 100% Dijon clones, some of the oldest such plantings in Oregon.

Fermenting lots separately in stainless steel and in barrel, Véronique then creates a blend with refreshing purity of fruit, crisp minerality & vibrant acidity that is reminiscent of both Chablis and Meursault. The nose has explosive aromas of roasted nuts, hints of toasted oak, apples, crème brûlée, and fresh lemon bars. On the palate, the juicy acidity and distinct minerality are the focus, yet the wine still shows flavors of green apple, melon, quince, citrus, and just a slight hint of butter. This complex, refreshing, and mouth-coating Chardonnay is a show-stopper in our book!
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