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Dom Serene Evenstad Pinot Noir 2006

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92 points Wine Spectator: ''Smooth and round, with a lovely polished feel to the dark berry, cherry, licorice and spice flavors, flowing easily over finely tuned tannins, persisting expressively. Drink now through 2016."

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Domaine Serene:
Domaine Serene, named after Ken and Grace Evenstad’s daughter, Serene, has been named one of Oregon’s best wineries on multiple occasions. In 1999, Domaine Serene was named by Robert Parker as one of two great producers of Pinot Noir in Oregon. Since being founded in 1989 with just 42 acres, the winery has quickly expanded, with a current total of 462 acres of land in Yamhill Coun... Read more
Domaine Serene, named after Ken and Grace Evenstad’s daughter, Serene, has been named one of Oregon’s best wineries on multiple occasions. In 1999, Domaine Serene was named by Robert Parker as one of two great producers of Pinot Noir in Oregon. Since being founded in 1989 with just 42 acres, the winery has quickly expanded, with a current total of 462 acres of land in Yamhill County. Of the 150 acres under vine, 95% of the grapes are planted to Pinot Noir, and the remaining land is planted to Chardonnay. In 2011, Erik Kramer took up the reins as winemaker to ensure that their legacy of extremely well-received wines lasts for years to come. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Dom Serene Evenstad Pinot Noir

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,177
0.00 5
02/23/2009

The nose here is marred by VA and beyond that is a complex yet unappealing array of old, stale aromas. Broad, full and simple on the palate with huge dark cherry fruit presented in a clumsy, ungainly package. Defective bottle I hope.


Member Reviews for Dom Serene Evenstad Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
3.00 5
02/22/2009

Hot, strong acetone, soft, peachiness with milkfat, scallops


Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
3.00 5
04/17/2010

Standard Oregon pinot. Definitely benefits from a long decant for the tart tannins to cool off. Pretty closed overall will probably get better with age. Went fine with my rare lamb chops.


Snooth User: wineguider
553685121
4.50 5
12/19/2010

I know a woman who can’t drink red wine due to an allergy, and she is very happy to simply take in the aroma of this wine. Once sipped, your mouth is endlessly entertained by various flavors, like waves arriving on a beach: a hint of cedar, some raspberry, cranberry, and strawberry, oak, fresh spices, and pure pinot magic. You can enjoy any food with this wine, in my totally biased opinion, even a big, fat steak. That’s because for all its delicacy and complexity, this is a fairly big, medium-bodied wine. More: http://wineguider.wordpress.com/2010/06/02/domaine-serene-evenstad-reserve-pinot-noir/


Snooth User: brooklynwino
87438118
3.50 5
02/24/2009

A decidedly intense vanilla and cola nose along with black fruit on the palate. Smooth upon entry and finishes a touch hot. Spice and black fruit and vanilla on the finish as well. Usually I wouldn't go for this style of wine, but I was into it the night I tasted it. Palates DO change, but perhaps I was just craving something sweet.


Snooth User: JSRyan
76628245
3.00 5
02/16/2011

Took about 30-45 minutes to open up but really got going when it did. Cherry, cranberry and cinnamon. Notes of cola and earth complete the savory tastes. While I enjoyed this Pinot, for $32 I would recommend others ahead of it.


Snooth User: deaners777
14090634
4.50 5
03/22/2009

Very approachable with big fruit both on the nose and in the mouth. A cherry bomb. Much more fruit oriented that its Burgundian cousins - not as much earth and mineral. Perhaps a bit young right now but not at all disappointing. I give it high marks for being such a good wine at a price much more reasonable that a comparable burgundy.


Snooth User: asomeck1
82925233
2.50 5
04/27/2011

smooth, sweet, light berry, no bite


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External Reviews for Dom Serene Evenstad Pinot Noir

External Review
10/24/2011

Smooth and round, with a lovely polished feel to the dark berry, cherry, licorice and spice flavors, flowing easily over finely tuned tannins, persisting expressively. Drink now through 2016. 9,000 cases made. -HS The 2006 Evenstad Reserve is a blend of over 70 lots. Medium ruby-colored, it offers notes of cedar, cinnamon, clove, cassis, and raspberry. This is followed by a medium- to full-bodied wine with layers of complex red fruits, enough structure to evolve for 3-4 years, excellent integration of oak, tannin, and acidity, and a lengthy finish. Drink it from 2010 to 2018. ** Only 14 in Stock **


External Review
11/16/2010

A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2006 Serene, Domaine Pinot Noir Winery Hill 750ml


External Review
05/19/2011

Firm in texture. Aromatic, with dark plum and gentle spice notes, and generous with its pure blackberry and currant flavors, persisting enticingly on the fine-grained finish. Drink now through 2014.


External Review
05/18/2010

1 x 750ML Bottle


External Review
01/10/2013

The 2006 Evenstad Reserve is a blend of over 70 lots. Medium ruby-colored, it offers notes of cedar, cinnamon, clove, cassis, and raspberry. This is followed by a medium- to full-bodied wine with layers of complex red fruits, enough structure to evolve for 3andndash;4 years, excellent integration of oak, tannin, and acidity, and a lengthy finish. Drink it from 2010 to 2018. Domaine Serene has turned out its most successful set of Pinot Noirs in several vintages.


External Review
01/10/2013

As with most of Oregonandrsquo;s 2006 Pinots, this shows more grip and fullness than the wineryandrsquo;s andrsquo;07. Thereandrsquo;s a strong smoky character, presumably from barrel toast, and a thick and chewy midpalate of mixed berries and tart cherry fruit. The acids stick out a bit, but the dominant flavor is cherry, with a spicy herbal edge.


External Review
05/19/2011

Lithe in texture, with a distinctive range of red cherry, black cherry, cinnamon and mocha flavors that ride smoothly over a graceful frame, lingering nicely on the clear, expressive finish. Drink now through 2015.


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Tasting Notes:

Aromas of ripe cherry, asian spices, lavender, black olive and tobacco. The silky textured palate displays black cherry, cola, anise, dried plum, cocoa and toast with fine tannins. The 2006 Rockblock Reserve is lithe, forward and approachable.

92 points Wine Spectator: ''Smooth and round, with a lovely polished feel to the dark berry, cherry, licorice and spice flavors, flowing easily over finely tuned tannins, persisting expressively. Drink now through 2016."

Dietary Information: Organic

Closure: Cork

Notes: Aged 16 months in 3-year air dried French oak barrels of which 53% were new.


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