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Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve Willamette Valley 2012

External Review by WineExpress.com:

Domaine Serene's Evenstad Estate crowns the southernmost hill in the prestigious Red Hills region of Dundee at 520-800 feet elevation in the Willamette Valley. There are seven producing vineyards on the Estate and the winery has excelled at producing world class Pinot Noirs. The Evenstad Reserve is their flagship wine only the best grape selections from the estate vineyards make the cut to become Evenstad Reserve. Wine Enthusiast scored this 94 points saying " "This includes grapes from the winery’s Jerusalem Hill vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, in addition to the Dundee Hills sites, hence the more general Willamette Valley designation. It was aged in 65% new French oak for 16 months. It’s open and generous, offering bright berry, cherry and red currant fruit matched to defining acids, all set in a fine-tuned frame of new oak. Re-tasted 24 hours after being opened, it remained fresh, dense and satisfying."

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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

External Reviews for Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve Willamette Valley

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
06/14/2016

Domaine Serene's Evenstad Estate crowns the southernmost hill in the prestigious Red Hills region of Dundee at 520-800 feet elevation in the Willamette Valley. There are seven producing vineyards on the Estate and the winery has excelled at producing world class Pinot Noirs. The Evenstad Reserve is their flagship wine only the best grape selections from the estate vineyards make the cut to become Evenstad Reserve. Wine Enthusiast scored this 94 points saying " "This includes grapes from the winery’s Jerusalem Hill vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, in addition to the Dundee Hills sites, hence the more general Willamette Valley designation. It was aged in 65% new French oak for 16 months. It’s open and generous, offering bright berry, cherry and red currant fruit matched to defining acids, all set in a fine-tuned frame of new oak. Re-tasted 24 hours after being opened, it remained fresh, dense and satisfying."


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
06/16/2016

Domaine Serene's Evenstad Estate crowns the southernmost hill in the prestigious Red Hills region of Dundee at 520-800 feet elevation in the Willamette Valley. There are seven producing vineyards on the Estate and the winery has excelled at producing world class Pinot Noirs. The Evenstad Reserve is their flagship wine only the best grape selections from the estate vineyards make the cut to become Evenstad Reserve. the 2010 was #3 on the Wine Spectator Top 100 list. 2012 is a vintage that growers were touting as perhaps their first 100 pointer. Wine Enthusiast scored this 2012 94 points saying "This includes grapes from the winery’s Jerusalem Hill vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, in addition to the Dundee Hills sites, hence the more general Willamette Valley designation. It was aged in 65% new French oak for 16 months. It’s open and generous, offering bright berry, cherry and red currant fruit matched to defining acids, all set in a fine-tuned frame of new oak. Re-tasted 24 hours after being opened, it remained fresh, dense and satisfying."



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