Domaine Serene

Domaine Serene

Evenstad Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2014

Good fruit, nice spice, it’s good but. Wanted more… tart fruit, pepper finish…hope my magnums have aged better! — 8 days ago

Winzerhof Thörle

Saulheimer Hölle Trocken Spätburgunder 2019

Lyle Fass
9.8

Wow. Just wow. This nose has unlimited depth. Huge dark cherries. Black. Red. Dark red. Stunning limestone. Blackberry as well. Just huge, dense, but serene. Spice. A new nuance every time I stick my large nose in the glass. Palate is painfully intense and has a kaleidoscopic intensity. Ungodly sweet fruit and a huge limestone mineral wash but in classic Holle fashion this is around 10% of its potential upon opening and the finish is again clipped like the 19 Holle Riesling. The nose has almost a macerated cherry effect. The balance and length are perfect but it’s a donut wine right now with a big gaping hole in the the middle. It will bialyize soon. The nose is at a 9.7 now. I know the palate will catch up. The nose has some of the most stunning fruit ever. Truly wow. The finesse is starting as are the sweet inner mouth aromas and the tannins are sweet and so fine. Really profound length and such a finesse. I can see why Piggott gave this 99. I’m not quite there yet but I might with air. Getting super tangy and even more black cherry fruited. What a finish. Sneakily long. 9.6 to 9.8 with air. Just so elegant and seamless. Mind blowing. — a month ago

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Wow 😮 You are bringing the Spatburgunder heat! @Lyle Fass Pinot starting to reach new heights in Germany, eh?
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@Brent Young the future has arrived in Pinot noir and it’s Germany!

Martin Woods

Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Franc 2018

Lyle Fass
9.4

Just awesome. Nose is super complex with loads of spice, herbs and red fruits. Lovely. Really subtle yet also in your face. I know it’s a contradiction but that’s how it’s showing. Sweet red fruits and sweet spices. Baking spices. Palate is so lush, so juicy and so serene and has lovey sapid fruit on the back end that stays and stays with you. Lovely elegant tannins that are ripe and sweet. What length. Killer killer wine. Such an impressive Franc. — 4 months ago

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Domaine Serene

Yamhill Cuvée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2018

2018 vintage. Plushy yet with a gentle economy of flavors, body and tannins. Overall impression is of richness but with harmony. Really well made. — a month ago

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Domaine Jean Michel Stéphan

Côteaux de Tupin Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2016

Lyle Fass
9.8

No formal notes. Just a really stunning wine. So pure. So serene. Truly vibrates on its own plane. — 2 months ago

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Winzerhof Thörle

Probstey Riesling 2020

Lyle Fass
9.6

Got Probstey? I do. What a showing for this wine. Wonderful nose of Meyer lemon, lemon oil and some sort of lemon perfume all on a bed of minerals. Wow this is stunning. 2020 the Thorle Rieslings have made a leap! Such depth, nuance and complexity to the nose. Some peach and apricot as well. Just insane. So so good. What a leap! Palate has bracing acids, huge power and depth while being ridiculously elegant and serene. Chewy depth with an epically long finish. Special. Needs to breathe and I’ll be back. Wow what concentration and grip. Just epic epic stuff. As this airs the nose becomes confectionary. — 2 months ago

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Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

You might have made a mistake on the vintage
Steven Heydemann

Steven Heydemann

Nice to see it showing so well.

Torre Mora

“Chiuse Vidalba” Etna Rosso 2016

Lyle Fass
9.4

Nose is soupy but fresh and airy with lovely and very expressive red fruits and a metal character I always find in Nerello. Assuming this is Nerello which it smells like. Spice and flowers and very harmonious aromas. Palate is fresh and incisive with lovely sweet fruit and soft tannins. Lush and fresh with good acidity and texture. Perfect balance and very mouthfilling. Finish is very volcanic and terrifically juicy. Creamy as well as it airs out. Good structure. This is very good and could be outstanding with air. This gets very profound with air. Deep intoxicating aromas. Wow. 9.3 to 9.4 with air and maybe higher. So juicy and a serene density. What length. This is a stunner. — a month ago

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Domaine Serene

Winery Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Nice medium body, some acidity. — 2 months ago

Domaine Serene

Evenstad Reserve Dundee Hills Chardonnay 2014

See previous Delectable notes. Initial vanillin aromas of high quality oak which blends with the peach and other stone fruits beautifully. Notes of rock melon. I don’t like repeating pro notes but Jancis’s comments re popcorn aromas hits the spot. This wine has developed beautifully over the 4 years I have owned it. Those early notes of guava and citrus are now more pear and cumquat. This was Wine #2 in Wine Spectators Top 100 of 2016. The following night the vanilla oak to the fore again but it seems to work in this case. — 4 months ago

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Domaine Serene

Grace & ken Evenstad Commemorative Cuvee Red Blend 2018

I like Pinot Noir but I would not ever rate an Oregon Pinot Noir above a 9.1. This is just so good. Very nice berry notes, including blueberry. Great finish and actually has a tiny bit of tannin to cleanse the pallet. This one needs to be in your go to “friends are over for dinner”, stash. — 4 months ago