Wine Spectator 91 points - I would not have been offered a taste of Domaine Serene’s entry-level (though still pricey) cuvee during my recent visit had I not asked for it, and in reply I received three installments, beginning with the 2010 Pinot Noir Yamhill Cuvee. Tart cherry with a smoky overlay presents a clean, juicy impression, conveying genuine refreshment in a sustained if simple finish. This exuberant exemplar of vintage virtues ought to remain delightful for several years.
Wine Enthusiast 90 points - This cuvee is billed as the ’little sister’ to the winery’s Evenstad Reserve, and the flavors fit the title. There is a pleasing roundness and an immediate accessibility, with flavors of red fruit and light chocolate in the foreground. Brambly berries are at the core, with highlights of malted milkshake, spice and a hint of finishing citrus.
Wine Advocate 88 points - Lively, lithe and inviting, offering an array of red fruit, floral and spice overtones, coming together on the focused, deftly balanced finish. Drink now through 2018.—H.S.
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|Wine maker notes
|Consistent from vintage to vintage as the “little sister” of the Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir, the Yamhill Cuvee Pinot Noir is a blend from each of our vineyard sites that results in a vibrant, food friendly Pinot Noir. This wine has an aroma profile that consists of red fruit, minerality, sweet and complex spice, earth and a hint of French oak. The palate offers youthful tannins and balanced acidity which lead to a smooth and graceful finish. The Yamhill Cuvee is approachable in its youth while maintaining the elegance and finesse of a Domaine Serene Pinot Noir.
|Passion and Commitment led Ken and Grace Evenstad to Oregon, more than two decades ago. Propelled by a desire to produce the world’s best Pinot Noir, they founded Domaine Serene in Dundee Hills, located in the Northern Willamette Valley, where Oregon Pinot Noir began - and where its heart remains today.