The story of Domaine Serene harks back to Minnesota, where Grace met the late Ken Evenstad, and the couple’s partnership in life and business first began. 💕@domaineserene
With a faith in the terroir of Willamette Valley, Oregon, this pioneering couple purchased land in the Dundee Hills AVA, establishing Domaine Serene in 1989, crafting their first vintage in 1990.🇺🇸🍇
Since then, Domaine Serene has grown, expanded, and rightfully garnered critical acclaim for producing some of the finest expressions of Pinot Noir from this region. 👏👏👏👏👏 Due to their thoughtful dry-farming and sustainable practices in the vineyard, meticulous micro-cru vinification processes, pursuit of blending, judicious use of oak, and aging prior to release, a consumer may come to expect a unique, consistent experience with a glass of this beautiful wine.🍷 In our experience, it never disappoints as a special wine to be shared during the holidays or celebratory moments. 🎉
Here is the Domaine Serene, Evenstad Reserve, Willamette Valley, Vintage 2017, ABV 14.4%. It has a strong structure, and balance, backed by high acidity, medium tannins, high alcohol, and vibrant fruit aromas such as cherry, kirsch, and blackberry. It also offers complexity in aromas and flavors with not only red / black fruit, but also violet, licorice, clove, vanilla, cola, saddle leather, nutmeg, and forest floor notes. The finish lingers.👌👌👌👌
In 2015, the Evenstads made their dream a reality by purchasing Château de la Crée in Santenay, Burgundy, France, an estate that dates back to the 15th Century. 🇫🇷 Their story is inspiring and their wines are delicious. We hope to someday visit their estates in Willamette and Santenay.
Until then we will continue to enjoy their wines and remember their story, pioneering spirit, partnership, and pursuit of excellence in their craft. Cheers! ✨✨✨ — 13 days ago
Amazing traditional sparking rosé. Cheese popcorn, wild red berries, and toast bread. Refreshing with long and evolving aftertaste, creamy texture with red currant flavours. Nice. — 2 days ago
Unscrew and pour. On the nose: soft spritz, heady mint and lime mixed with peach. This wine is not what I would call low ABV (14%), and that is perceptible on the nose. On the palate: lovely acidity and density, fantastic creamy mouthfeel, then more lime.and peach. Very fresh, but needs a lot of time, imo (maybe 3-5 years?). — 12 days ago
Aromas of flowers, peaches, Granny Smith apples, and pear underlaid by minerals and baking spices.
Palate showing apricot, pear, and peach. Very good. One of my old standards that basically never misses. — 3 days ago
A complete delight to drink tonight. It has weight but it’s light on its feet, with enough brightness and acid to pair well with a steak and rich sauce yet soft enough tannins to sip on after dinner. Perhaps time will reveal more complexity, but I can’t deny the simple enjoyment of this one tonight. — 8 days ago