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Domaine Serene

Evenstad Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

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. πŸ’•@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.πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡

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. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ 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. πŸŽ‰

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.πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

In 2015, the Evenstads made their dream a reality by purchasing ChΓ’teau de la CrΓ©e in Santenay, Burgundy, France, an estate that dates back to the 15th Century. πŸ‡«πŸ‡· 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! ✨✨✨
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Chapter 24 Vineyards

Two Messengers Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2012

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. β€” 6 days ago

Brian, Eric and 10 others liked this

Cowhorn Vineyard and Garden

20 Applegate Valley Syrah 2012

Andrew Holod

My wife commented that this had too much color and heft, given its age.
Deep, vibrant purple. Intense plummy fruit bouyed w warm toasted aromas that conjure vanilla, cumin, toasted oak. Dense, fleshy, long, with resolved tannins that still offer plenty of structure and elegant acidity. Among the best domestic, 'natural' wines I've had.
β€” 14 days ago

Eric, Bob and 2 others liked this

Mack & Schuhle Inc.

United Ink Oregon Pinot Noir 2019

This Pinot has a medium ruby tint and carries aromas of raspberry, minerals, cola, black tea, clove and a touch of cinnamon. The palate is equally complex, with fruit that wavers between sweet and tart, a savory earthiness and an acidity that refreshes. The tannins were forceful at first, but they calmed themselves after a bit of air. It may be a tad too rowdy to be called elegant, but it is a close call - and a tasty one. β€” 12 days ago

David, Tom and 2 others liked this


Cabernet Sauvignon

Bacchus. Vineyard , Columbia Valley . 2015. Small producer. Dark smooth fruit. Well balanced. Graphite, dark fruit and subtle flavor.. this is a keeper.. β€” 11 days ago

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Joel Gott Wines

Willamette Valley Pinot Gris 2019

πŸ‘€ Clear in color with a tinge of yellow green.
πŸ‘ƒ Aromas of honey, stoned fruits, very flowery
almost sweet.
πŸ‘… 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!
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Eddie, Juan and 15 others liked this


Excellent choice for hot weather. Always like your notes. Hope you're well.πŸ’œ

Ken Wright Cellars

Bonnie Jean Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

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. β€” 13 days ago

David, Mike and 5 others liked this

Ovum Wines

Big Salt Elkton White Blend 2019

Very pale yellow-white, excellent clarity, some small bubbles in solution. Not much in nose, Vanilla-floral, candied citrus, slightly tart, almost thin mouthfeel but tasty. Almost dry, but not quite. Malic aftertaste. Well made entry level white table wine, fine for sipping too β€” 15 days ago

Trixie, Daniel P. and 2 others liked this


Nice! πŸ₯‚

The Eyrie Vineyards

Estate Grown Pinot Noir 2017

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. β€” 5 days ago

Ron, Andrew and 14 others liked this


Tail Feathers Rogue Valley Viognier Muscat Riesling 2019

Solid summer white. 9.5 if MS were rating. Her fave, and I have to get her permission to pour one if our guests are deemed worthy. β€” 6 days ago

Shay, Eric and 7 others liked this
Shay A

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Summer in a glass! We opened our second to last one a few days ago. Need to hold my last!
Steve Anderson

Steve Anderson

@Shay A - realized we were 3-4 months past the normal release date so reached out for info. Got a note back from Celia that there is no 2020 as the crop was destroyed by the So. Oregon wildfires. Sad news.
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@Steve Anderson : Especially sad because there was no 2018 due to fires as well.