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2017 Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir
A direct import from the States, Domaine Serene are a highly regarded producer of world class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay based in Oregon’s Willamette Valley appellation. Long time fans of Burgundy, owners Grace and Ken Evenstad purchased a 42 acre hilltop estate in 1989 and completed construction of a state of the art winery in 2001. Since the first vintage in 1990 the estate has picked up many accolades including the Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir being recognized as the World’s #3 Wine of 2013 by Wine Spectator Magazine.
Deep dark red heart with black shaded edges and a dark red hue. Blossoming from the glass are perfumed aromatics of violets, ripe red cherries, red to dark plum and strawberries followed by some anise, spicy vanillin cedar and gentle forest floor. Rich and silky with close to medium body weight, the palate has an expansive fruit profile of spicy red to dark cherries, plum and ripe strawberries. Also evident are notions of anise, lightly toasted vanillin cedar, delicate earth and infusions of fresh herbs. Concludes with a nicely balanced freshness, velvety tannins and a long gently earthed aftertaste.
Drink over the next 6-8 years.
So much spice is the first impression here, this blended expression is well established as a powerful and complex style of pinot. Fresh red-cherry, potpourri, orange-peel, dried-flower, pomegranate and red and dark-cherry aromas, to name a few. The palate has such concentrated and layered style with dense red-cherry, blueberry and black-cherry flavors, delivered in a seamless build that holds so long. Impressive quality here. Drink or hold.