Domaine Serene "Evenstad Reserve" Pinot Noir 2018 - 1.5 Liter (Willamette Valley, Oregon) - [JS 95] [WS 94] [VM 93] [WE 92]

Domaine Serene "Evenstad Reserve" Pinot Noir 2018 - 1.5 Liter
(Willamette Valley, Oregon) - [JS 95] [WS 94] [VM 93] [WE 92]

Regular price $210.00 Sale price $199.97 Save $10.03

JS95 WS94 VM93 WE92
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About the Winery:
For the past 30 years, Domaine Serene, under the guidance of the Evenstads, has been focused on excellence in a never-ending quest to produce world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Their mission is to produce outstanding quality through continuous improvement and a commitment to extremely high internal standards. Domaine Serene’s wines represent the achievement that is possible in Oregon, one of the finest regions in the world for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

About this Wine:
The art of blending has been the hallmark of the Domaine Serene winemaking program and one of the most important steps in making wines of distinct and unique character for over 30 years. It is this artistry that has made ‘Evenstad Reserve’ our flagship wine and a benchmark for Oregon Pinot Noir since its first vintage.

A brilliant ruby red color, the 2018 ‘Evenstad Reserve’ Pinot Noir expresses aromas of dried cherry, dark chocolate and saddle leather on the nose. On the palate, ripples of composed tannins and savory characters of cherry tobacco, ground cloves and allspice reveal themselves, leading to a finish of great concentration and acidity. This Pinot Noir is beautiful on release and will age gracefully in the cellar for years to come.

Ratings & Reviews

95 Points - James Suckling:
"A ripe, spicy and glossy nose with biscuity aromas, as well as very vivid red and dark-cherry notes. The palate has a very plush and elegant feel with silky tannins that unfurl with rich, spiced red-fruit flavors. Holds fresh and precise. Drink or hold." (Jun 2021)

94 Points - Wine Spectator:
"A deep, brooding Pinot that slowly unfolds with expressive black cherry, dusty mocha, clove and other spice flavors that fan out on the long, savory finish. Drink now through 2030. 8,740 cases made." - Tim Fish (Mar 2022)

93 Points - Vinous Media:
"Glistening ruby. Expansive, oak-accented cherry and dark berry aromas hint at vanilla, espresso and licorice. In a weighty style, but surprisingly energetic as well, offering sweet cherrry cola, mocha and vanilla flavors that turn spicier on the back half. This is showing a lot of oak influence right now, but there appears to be ample fruit to back it up. Finishes long and smoky, with a reverberating dark berry note an sstrong tenacity." - Josh Raynolds (Feb 2022)

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"This wine, which spent 16 months in French oak, slightly more than half of it new, retains tight and compact flavors of brambly blackberries, herbs and lightly composted earth. The acidity is as prominent as the fatter, toasty barrel flavors, and the impression is that more bottle age will be a real advantage before you pull the cork." - Paul Gregutt (12/1/2021)