Domaine Serene

Evenstad Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

9.2127 ratings
9.015 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2012 Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir is a gorgeous showing. Upon opening, this was initially a bit restrained, but after a few hours of air contact it blossomed with aromas of mushroom, forest floor and red cherry. The palate yields delicious flavors of red cherry, pomegranate, and raspberry, with nice depth and minerality. This rock solid Pinot has the richness and balance of a great vintage, but should really be held in the cellar for two years before opening. Aged 16 months in French oak, 63% new. Drink 2019-2030- 93

The 2012 Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir is a gorgeous showing. Upon opening, this was initially a bit restrained, but after a few hours of air contact it blossomed with aromas of mushroom, forest floor and red cherry. The palate yields delicious flavors of red cherry, pomegranate, and raspberry, with nice depth and minerality. This rock solid Pinot has the richness and balance of a great vintage, but should really be held in the cellar for two years before opening. Aged 16 months in French oak, 63% new. Drink 2019-2030- 93

Feb 14th, 2019
Heidi von der Mehden

Earthy and fruity. A nice balance

Earthy and fruity. A nice balance

Jan 28th, 2018
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
David L

-at The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea, Maui

-at The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea, Maui

Aug 21st, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

Their Flagship Wine, made consistent from vintage to vintage defining their standard to measure against all of their Pinot’s. Vivid clear Ruby with complex aromas of rich fruit and spices, aged for 16 months in French oak (57% new). The palate yields elegant fruit flavors of cherry, strawberry and sweet currants with notes of herb pepper and a hint of citrus zest. The wine is well balanced and finishes long with smooth tannins, ending with notes of cacao, mineral and oak.

Their Flagship Wine, made consistent from vintage to vintage defining their standard to measure against all of their Pinot’s. Vivid clear Ruby with complex aromas of rich fruit and spices, aged for 16 months in French oak (57% new). The palate yields elegant fruit flavors of cherry, strawberry and sweet currants with notes of herb pepper and a hint of citrus zest. The wine is well balanced and finishes long with smooth tannins, ending with notes of cacao, mineral and oak.

Aug 4th, 2017
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
Greg Gregory

Always solid.

Always solid.

Jun 2nd, 2017
Matt Trader

Very nice pinot! Vibrant and perfumed nose of light brown sugar, black cherry, clove and cedar. The pallet is deep and concentrated, exhibiting red currant and lush cherry fruits, pepper, dried baking herbs, and ripe tannins. Delicious finish, addictive acidity.

Very nice pinot! Vibrant and perfumed nose of light brown sugar, black cherry, clove and cedar. The pallet is deep and concentrated, exhibiting red currant and lush cherry fruits, pepper, dried baking herbs, and ripe tannins. Delicious finish, addictive acidity.

Jan 26th, 2017
Rebecca Fletcher

Aromatic! Red fruit - cherry, pomegranate, raspberry. Floral, perfume and spice. M acid and body. Earth and espresso. M finish. Balanced.

Aromatic! Red fruit - cherry, pomegranate, raspberry. Floral, perfume and spice. M acid and body. Earth and espresso. M finish. Balanced.

Dec 13th, 2016