Willamette Valley, Oregon

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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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€” 19 days ago

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Day Wines

Lemonade Pinot Noir RosΓ© 2020

Nose has ripe cherry, ruby red grapefruit and orange zest.

Palate has fresh cherry, tangerine with some sandy minerality, decent finish, drinking way too easy...

Cool story behind this wine, look it up, essentially being dealt a questionable hand in 2020 (wildfire smoke) the ladies got creative when life gave them lemons, so to speak.
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Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Severn Goodwin Interesting! I go for the unusual!

Lingua Franca

Avni Willamette Valley Chardonnay 2018

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 (CΓ΄te Chlns), but less so after tasting. Went well with a shrimp salad on toast pre-fried in garlic and olive oil. Very nice! β€” 10 hours 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!
β€” 14 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

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

Ken Wright Cellars

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2019

Yes. Very good Pinot. Smooth and soft. Birthday dinner in Clearwater with Dee and mom. β€” 11 days ago

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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€” 11 days ago

Ron, Andrew and 14 others liked this

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€” 12 days ago

Brian, Eric and 10 others liked this

Benton-Lane

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Really nice bottle with view of the Pacific. More kid volleyball (California this time). β€” 8 days ago

Tom, Dawn and 7 others liked this

Raptor Ridge

Tuscowallame Estate 777 Pinot Noir 2017

Red fruit on nose. Medium body. Dry, smooth, nice acidity. Strawberries, raspberries, and black cherries. β€” 20 days ago

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