Put this in the category of “Wines you should always have at least 1 bottle off in the house” Extremely well made and a classic Oregon Pinot. Notes of sour cherry and hint of peppercorn — 6 days ago
Enjoyable but way too young. It evolved a lot over a few hours starting off with dried red fruit and leather then into plush ripe fruit, earth, and mushrooms. Tannic with m+ acid and a long finish. Rating more on potential here than where it was when we drank it. Looking forward to trying this again further down the road. Lots of character. — 11 days ago
👀 Clear in color with a tinge of yellow green.
👃 Aromas of honey, stoned fruits, very flowery
👅 Tastes of white flowers (mild) honey
Peaches and honeydew.
I have occasionally enjoyed their Sauvignon Blanc, vintages can really vary. Decided to give this a try..not great not terrible! Actually an enjoyable change!
Reminiscent of an Alsace Pinot Gris the more it opens & best with a chill! — 14 days ago
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! ✨✨✨ — 11 days ago
Color of different shades of purple, with blue and gray tone on the rim. Quite dark considering she is a Pinot Noir. Nose of nice dried strawberry, fragrant aldehyde, prune, a bit tobacco leaves. The nose keep coming. Taste follows the nose with addition of ample acidity and refined sweetness, dark fruits like cherry and plums, a tiny bit black pepper, ripe grapes, a bit oak, and refreshing zest. Aftertaste is long and clean. Packed with flavors. — 19 days ago
A favorite! — 22 days ago
From Willamette Valley including Bunker Hill and Eola-Amity Hills vineyards, this CH is lightest yellow with some greenish tones; fresh vibrant nose of yellow apples, nectarines, peaches, some seared butter and baking spices, and a slight Burgundy-like chalky salinity; taste is dry but round and mouthfilling with high acids and medium alcohol (13%) unripe tropical fruits, oranges and apples. The finish is long. They use mostly old french barriques for production and aging but some new oak is clearly present. On the nose I could have been tempted to guess southern Burgundy (Côte Chlns), but less so after tasting. Went well with a shrimp salad on toast pre-fried in garlic and olive oil. Very nice! — 11 hours ago
Pop and pour. The density this has shown has just increased in the last few years. On the nose: spicy red fruit, a hint of savory licorice, lovely intensity. On the palate: lovely acidity and density. Fills the mouth with lovely red fruit, earthy spice and a touch of herbs. Attenuated tannin on the finish. Yum. — 12 days ago