Wine Spectator 95 points - Tart red currant and sour cherry dominate Domaine Serenes 2010 Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve, which leads to a slight sense of detachment from the wines satiny texture and smoky overlay of barrel toast. Richness is certainly not on the menu here unless its after a few years in bottle. But there is a tenderness of touch not to mention a vivacity that will certainly remain attractive features over the next half dozen years. Peppery notes ally themselves to the tart edge of berry skin for an invigorating finish.
Wine Enthusiast 92 points - Dense, dark and spicy, this opens with a thicket of briar and bramble-one almost wants to say thistle-wrapped around taut, compact black fruits. There is a hint of gun metal running through the palate, and as the wine warms and slowly opens, it reveals a lingering finish with a little pat of butter left on the tongue. This should be in fine shape for at least another decade. - Cellar Selection
DOMAINE SERENE 2010 DOMAINE SERENE PINOT NOIR EVENSTAD RESERVE
"A vibrant, focused and deliciously complex red, offering raspberry, cherry, cinnamon, mocha and subtle sage notes rolling through the long and expressive finish. Deft. Drink now through 2020." 95 points Harvey Steimann Wine Spectator Ranked #3 in 2013 Top 100
|Wine maker notes
|Consistently excellent from vintage to vintage, our flagship wine is the defining standard by which all of our Pinot Noirs are measured. A true illustration of the art of blending, the Evenstad Reserve® Pinot Noir is a wonderfully complex wine that delivers an array of red fruits, caramel, baking spice, vanilla, dried flowers, and potpourri. On the palate, this elegant wine shows a harmonious balance of structure, richness and acidity with soft tannins and a clean, lingering finish. With clonal variation and site driven diversity, we are able to craft this wine to our precise and exacting standards year after year.
|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.