Domaine Serene

Evenstad Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

9.21040 ratings
9.2157 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
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
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
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.

6 people found it helpfulJul 23rd, 2015
Ed Matthews

Not worth the price. Alas. Decent Willamette Pinot but there are lots of less expensive wines that are its equal or better.

Not worth the price. Alas. Decent Willamette Pinot but there are lots of less expensive wines that are its equal or better.

4 people found it helpfulNov 8th, 2013
Al Shikoh

Ruby red in the glass. Cherry and vanilla on the nose. Plenty of ripe cherry and red berries on the palate with spicy oak notes and hints of cola finishing with silky smooth tannins. While the oak influence is prominent, it certainly isn't overdone and this should please those looking for a middle road between big Pinot and a little more elegance.

Ruby red in the glass. Cherry and vanilla on the nose. Plenty of ripe cherry and red berries on the palate with spicy oak notes and hints of cola finishing with silky smooth tannins. While the oak influence is prominent, it certainly isn't overdone and this should please those looking for a middle road between big Pinot and a little more elegance.

2 people found it helpfulMay 30th, 2016
miniapple sweet

This is grand, but spendy so prepare yourself.

This is grand, but spendy so prepare yourself.

2 people found it helpfulDec 6th, 2015
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

9.1

Forward yet restrained. Buxom fruit reined-in but crystalline acidity. Sexy smokiness. A bit contradictory but worth the decoding!

Forward yet restrained. Buxom fruit reined-in but crystalline acidity. Sexy smokiness. A bit contradictory but worth the decoding!

2 people found it helpfulMar 10th, 2015
Mike Whitfield

Nice nose solid fruit. I think it would have been better two years ago. But still a great bottle.

Nice nose solid fruit. I think it would have been better two years ago. But still a great bottle.

1 person found it helpfulDec 19th, 2014
Deven Morganstern

Still showing really well...

Still showing really well...

1 person found it helpfulOct 12th, 2014