Domaine Serene "Evenstad Reserve" Pinot Noir 2015 - 1.5 Liter (Willamette Valley, Oregon) - [WE 94] [VM 94] [JS 94] [WS 94]

Domaine Serene "Evenstad Reserve" Pinot Noir 2015 - 1.5 Liter
(Willamette Valley, Oregon) - [WE 94] [VM 94] [JS 94] [WS 94]

Regular price $280.00 Sale price $239.97 Save $40.03

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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.

Never shy in the glass, the 2015 Evenstad Reserve radiates a blissful bouquet of boysenberry, marionberry, dark chocolate, and sage. In the mouth, its graceful texture enters with power and seduces every part of your palate – exposing wave upon wave of alluring flavors of dark fruits, mushroom, and cola. Its silky-smooth, velvet-like tannins, give way to a long, weighted finish that endures with unrivaled finesse and persistence. This is truly a compelling wine that illustrates two and a half decades of winemaking mastery in one of the finest places in the world to grow and produce Pinot Noir.

Technical Data:

VARIETAL: 100% Pinot Noir
APPELLATION: Willamette Valley
BARREL AGING: 17 months, 60% new French oak

HARVEST DATE: 9/19/15 - 9/28/15
BOTTLING DATE: 4/12/17 - 4/27/17
ALCOHOL: 14.1%

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points & Editors' Choice - Wine Enthusiast:
"This reserve is an excellent representation of the 2015 vintage. Firm, supple and loaded with brambly purple fruit, it carries a pleasing touch of fruit sweetness. It rolls gracefully into a tight finish, with layers of herb, earth, blueberry, black cherry and brown spice notes." - Paul Gregutt (8/1/2018)

94 Points - Vinous Media:
"Shimmering ruby. Expansive aromas of fresh dark berries, cherry cola, potpourri and exotic spices; vanilla and espresso notes emerge as the wine opens up. Sweet, fleshy and seamless in texture, offering palate-staining black raspberry, cherry liqueur, vanilla and spicecake flavors and a sexy violet pastille nuance. Velvety tannins build slowly on the finish, which hangs on with impressive, floral- and spice-dominated persistence. (60% new French oak)" - Josh Raynolds (Jun 2019)

94 Points - James Suckling:
"There’s a very deep fruit style to the selection here, offering plenty of earthy and meaty complexity with a very assertive, ripe and dark-fruited core that displays plenty of power. The depth here beckons some bottle aging. Try from 2021." (Oct 2018)

94 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Polished and gracefully complex, with refined raspberry and strawberry flavors accented by toasty cinnamon and river stone notes, finishing with lithe tannins. Drink now through 2025. 8,900 cases made." - Tim Fish (Feb 2019)