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Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Côte Sud Vineyard 2008

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94 points Wine Enthusiast: Dark, full, generous and ripe to the far edge of elegance, this powerful Pinot is saturated with black fruits, annotated with fennel, pepper, smoke and espresso, the rich and varied flavors rolling right through a lush midpalate and on into a gently fading finish. Retasted over 24-48 hours, it continued to evolve and develop additional nuances. A wine to cellar for a decade or more. Alcohol 14.1%. (Jun 2012)

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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 Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Côte Sud Vineyard

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,043
4.00 5
07/06/2011

Gorgeously open nose of spice, herb and red fruit. In the mouth this is sleek and well-balanced with a lightly layered sweetness of wood and fruit. The wood spice pops on the back end along with black cherry pit fruit and mineral spice. Nice length with a touch of wood on the tapering finish. 89pts


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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.50 5
06/30/2012

A great, bold, muscular style. Nice! 93 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 5/5/12


0.00 5
03/15/2012

Lithe and satiny, this glows with rich plum, blueberry, clove ... -HS


0.00 5
03/15/2012

Velvety, focused and expressive, with a lovely mouthful of plum ... -HS


0.00 5
03/15/2012

Supple and generous, showing richness and grace... -HS


Snooth User: cbruzzo
784239139
5.00 5
02/27/2011

This is the very best we've tasted.


Snooth User: cbruzzo
784239139
4.50 5
05/21/2011

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Côte Sud Vineyard

External Review
09/15/2011

The 2008 wines are reminiscent of the wonderful 2000 vintage; great purity of fruit and structure. Critics and fans alike agree that these wines may someday be counted as some of the best made in Oregon.


External Review
03/19/2013

Dark and chocolaty, this yields hints of raspberries with air. The palate has a tea-like accent and a seamless texture with plenty of oak to mark the finish. Give it time in the cellar to knit. Wine & Spirits. A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2008 Serene, Domaine Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve 750ml


External Review
01/03/2013

Dark, full, generous and ripe to the far edge of elegance, this powerful Pinot is saturated with black fruits, annotated with fennel, pepper, smoke and espresso, the rich and varied flavors rolling right through a lush midpalate and on into a gently fading finish. Retasted over 24-48 hours, it continued to evolve and develop additional nuances. A wine to cellar for a decade or more. - P.G. Sleek and tangy, tightly focusing its cherry, raspberry and mineral flavors on a taut frame. Finishes with intensity and a hint of black olive. Drink now through 2018. 8,000 cases made. -HS The 2008 Evenstad Reserve has a super-expressive nose of smoke, spice, mineral, incense, black cherry, and black raspberry. This leads to a medium-bodied, stuffed wine containing layers of ripe fruit, outstanding volume, vibrant acidity, and a lengthy, velvety finish. It will benefit from 2-3 years of additional bottle age and will offer prime drinking from 2012 to 2020.


External Review
07/06/2011

WS 91pts , WA 91pts - Winemaker Notes - Cool weather in September delayed ripening, and the threat of rain was ever present as it had been in 2007. But unlike the previous vintage, when rain challenged the harvest late, the sun came out in October, the clouds dispersed and a late season warming trend hit the Dundee Hills. With no rain, we were able to harvest at an even pace with controlled ripening and perfect hang times. The 2008 wines are reminiscent of the wonderful 2000 vintage; great purity of fruit and structure. Critics and fans alike agree that these wines may someday be counted as some of the best made in Oregon.


External Review
01/03/2013

Deep, but not in the least overdone and a bit on the firm side in balance, the 2008 Evenstad Reserve is a mid-sized Pinot Noir of quiet complexity and grace with a trim mix of ripe red cherries, sweet oak, green tea and herbs running its length. It i... Connoisseurs Guide. A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2008 Serene, Domaine Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve 750ml


External Review
03/16/2011

Shiny, translucent ruby red. Very fragrant, this offers ample black raspberry and spice on the nose with a touch of citrus, while the palate features loads of dark red fruits and a taut structure. A blend of Pommard, Dijon, and Wadenswil clones in th... Cory Gowan. A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2008 Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Yamhill Cuvee 750ml



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94 points Wine Enthusiast: Dark, full, generous and ripe to the far edge of elegance, this powerful Pinot is saturated with black fruits, annotated with fennel, pepper, smoke and espresso, the rich and varied flavors rolling right through a lush midpalate and on into a gently fading finish. Retasted over 24-48 hours, it continued to evolve and develop additional nuances. A wine to cellar for a decade or more. Alcohol 14.1%. (Jun 2012)

Dietary Information: Organic

Closure: Cork


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