Domaine Serene

Evenstad Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

9.21240 ratings
9.2183 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Al Shikoh

Dark berries, vanilla, cola, and hints of sage on the nose. Ripe dark fruit and supple tannins on the palate with pleasing persistence. Domaine Serene’s flagship Pinot Noir blend is a nice snapshot of the excellent 2015 vintage. 14.1% ABV. $75.

Dark berries, vanilla, cola, and hints of sage on the nose. Ripe dark fruit and supple tannins on the palate with pleasing persistence. Domaine Serene’s flagship Pinot Noir blend is a nice snapshot of the excellent 2015 vintage. 14.1% ABV. $75.

Sep 2nd, 2018
Elsie W

Alcoholic Beverages General Sales Manager, Safeway

9.2

Fruit forward and nicely balanced.

Fruit forward and nicely balanced.

Jul 17th, 2018
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.2

Tart cherries, peppermint. Lean, with a hard edge. Would love to see this with 5-10 years in the bottle. Lots of stuffing.

Tart cherries, peppermint. Lean, with a hard edge. Would love to see this with 5-10 years in the bottle. Lots of stuffing.

Apr 4th, 2018
Heidi von der Mehden

Earthy and fruity. A nice balance

Earthy and fruity. A nice balance

Jan 28th, 2018
Rebecca Fletcher

2014 vintage - perfume, floral, spice, bright red cherry. M+ acid, m-/m tannin. Long finish. Briny and minerality on the palate. Much more elegant than the 2013 vintage.

2014 vintage - perfume, floral, spice, bright red cherry. M+ acid, m-/m tannin. Long finish. Briny and minerality on the palate. Much more elegant than the 2013 vintage.

Oct 14th, 2017
Rebecca Fletcher

Masculine and fruit forward! A bit overly extracted. Black fruit and spice. Hot on the nose and palate.

Masculine and fruit forward! A bit overly extracted. Black fruit and spice. Hot on the nose and palate.

Oct 14th, 2017
Steven Gullo

Given the lighter vintage, this still has full ripeness of fruit and integrated oak spice. Drinks great right upon opening.

Given the lighter vintage, this still has full ripeness of fruit and integrated oak spice. Drinks great right upon opening.

Sep 9th, 2017
Kim Kolb

This wine after 9 years is still big in Body and great in taste. Nice pepper, spice, minerals all while presenting a great lush fruit presence. I loved this Pinot! Paired with spaghetti!

This wine after 9 years is still big in Body and great in taste. Nice pepper, spice, minerals all while presenting a great lush fruit presence. I loved this Pinot! Paired with spaghetti!

Sep 3rd, 2017
David L

-at The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea, Maui

-at The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea, Maui

Aug 21st, 2017
Christine Havens

I'm on location at #IPNC this year, and have been invited to attend a private tasting at Domaine Serene with winemaker, Erik Kramer. The 2012 Evenstad is, like all of their wines, a study in refinement and purity, with a deep inner perfume of rose petals, dust, forest floor and spice underpinned by alpine strawberries and red forest berries. Pitch-perfect acidity and just the right amount of toast to frame it—spicier notes re-emerge on the finish, with a touch of white pepper adding lift and complexity.

I'm on location at #IPNC this year, and have been invited to attend a private tasting at Domaine Serene with winemaker, Erik Kramer. The 2012 Evenstad is, like all of their wines, a study in refinement and purity, with a deep inner perfume of rose petals, dust, forest floor and spice underpinned by alpine strawberries and red forest berries. Pitch-perfect acidity and just the right amount of toast to frame it—spicier notes re-emerge on the finish, with a touch of white pepper adding lift and complexity.

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