Aromatically the 2016 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir has sweet red fruit, boysenberry, black cherry, rose petal, mint, spices, refined with a hint of rusticity and earth. On the palate, one can find layers of spice, white pepper, dark cherry and blackberry with youthful tannins and excellent depth.
94 Points James Suckling - There's a focus and precision to this pinot with refined tannins and beautiful fruit. A medium to full body characterized a firm, polished and tight center palate of fruit and tannins.
92 Points Wine Enthusiast - Rich and textural, this gloriously mixes raspberries, cherries, baking spices, cola, cocoa and coconut components, all woven together seamlessly. It's forward and juicy, yet built for medium-term aging. Drink now through 2026.
91 Points Wine & Spirits - There’s a wonderful purity of flavor in this vintage of Domaine Drouhin’s flagship wine, with beguiling scents of earth and juicy plum. With air the wine becomes darker, more weighty and complex, with demonstrative tannins that need food, like a bavette steak.
91 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous - Brilliant ruby-red. Ripe red berry and rose oil scents pick up notes of cola and allspice as the wine opens up. Fleshy and seamless on the palate, offering bitter cherry and black raspberry flavors enlivened by a spicy element that builds with air. The floral note comes back steadily on the gently tannic finish, which lingers with very good tenacity. Here's another entry-level 2015 that performs well above its station.