The Hedonistic Taster
À Table with Domaine Drouhin Oregon + Résonance Wines
by L.M. Archer | FWS, Bourgogne + Champagne Master Level
“À Table with Domaine Drouhin Oregon + Résonance Wines” celebrates the art of conviviality, also known as the joy of good friends, good food and good cheer ‘at table,’ featuring two iconic wine producers:
These historic domaines not only dominate the Bourgogne (Burgundy) wine scene, but also own holdings in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
While I’ve covered both prestigious producers for various wine publications* before, this marks my first foray ‘à table’ with co-host Lynn Gowdy of Savor the Harvest and the French #Winophiles.** Santé!
Disclaimer: No compensation is received; all opinions expressed are that of the author.
Wine: Domaine Drouhin Oregon Laurène Pinot Noir
Suggested Retail: $ 75
Robe: Clear ruby robe.
Nose: Delightfully aromatic spice, mushroom, and earth notes.
Palate: Luscious red cherry, baking spice and sous bois on the palate, with an unexpected cocoa note mid-palate. Light body, refined tannins, deft structure, exceptionally lengthy, elegant finish.
My pairing included braised swordfish, roasted root vegetables, and organic green salad.
Wow. This wine reverberated throughout the meal like a beautiful grace note, echoing memories of meals past among friends and family, while promising more precious times ‘at table’ post-pandemic.
The White House served Domaine Drouhin Oregon 2014 Laurène Pinot Noir in 2018 at a state dinner for French President Emmanuel Macron.
Wine: Résonance Wines Découverte Vineyard – Dundee Hills
Suggested Retail: $ 65
Robe: Luminous ruby robe.
Nose: Redolent aromas of clove, allspice, and red fruit on the nose.
Palate: Lovely cinnamon, kir, red cherry, and raspberry notes on the palate, with refined tannins and a silky finish.
I paired this light-bodied pinot noir with an atypical series of savory small bites, including dried tomato-and-sea- salted crostini, Mediterranean olive medley, and vegan cheese wedge.
The wine’s soft red berry and subtle spice notes proved surprisingly pleasurable paired with the savory bites. A wonderful conversation starter for any holiday pod gathering, or virtual ‘happy hour’ nosh.
*Articles about Domaine Drouhin Oregon and Résonance Wines by L.M. Archer:
** Participating French #Winophiles :
Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm tells of “Countries United Through Food and Wine”
Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla shares “Galette au Chou + 2017 Résonance Pinot Noir”
Terri at Our Good Life tells tells us about “Resonance Pinot Noir and Roasted Pork Loin”
Here at Savor the Harvest I share “Oregon Pinot Noir With a Burgundian Heart – Domaine Drouhin Laurène”
Jennifer at Vino Travels cooks up “BBQ Brisket with Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir”
Linda at My Full Wine Glass shares “Oregon PN for a PNW holiday meal: A Résonance”
Robin from Crushed Grape Chronicles has a discovery: “Découverte! Pinot Noir from Oregon’s Dundee Hills and Mediterranean Salmon” #Winophiles
David from Cooking Chat “Braised Moroccan Chicken Thighs with Oregon Pinot #Winophiles
Jane from Always Ravenous has an “Oregon Pinot Noir Paired with Braised Chicken Thighs, Blackberries, and Fennel Purée”
Melanie from Wining With Mel tells us “New World meets Old World: Oregon’s Résonance pinot noir paired with beef bourguignon”
Liz from What’s In That Bottle shares a “Taste of the 45th Parallel”
Jeff from Food Wine Click! tells us about “Louis Jadot on Both Sides of the Pond”
Payal from Keep the Peas shares “Burgundy via Oregon”
Nicole at SommsTable has a “Burgundy vs Oregon Showdown with Drouhin Wines”
Jill at L’Occasion covers “Bourgogne’s Western Vineyards: Crafting Pinot Noir in Oregon”
Gwen from Wine Predator shares “From France’s Bourgogne to Oregon’s Willamette Valley: Domaine Drouhin does Pinot Noir” #Winophiles
Michelle from Rockin Red Blog takes on “Best Of Both Worlds: Burgundy Producers Craft High-Quality Wine in Willamette Valley”
Cindy from Grape Experiences offers “Résonance Wines Express a Burgundian Vibe in the Willamette Valley”
Our host, L.M. Archer shares life “À Table with Domaine Drouhin Oregon and Résonance Wines”
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