Domaine Serene Yamhill Cuvee Pinot Noir 2018
|Region||United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley|
"This has innately complex style with a spicy edge and plenty of rich red-cherry aromas as well as earthy tones and forest wood. Some sappy undergrowth, too. The palate has neatly articulated tannins and flavors that run to quite deep, darker-fruit tones. Rich finish. This is convincing. Drink or hold." James Suckling 93 points Drink 2022-31
This is an exceptionally aromatic year for this wine, which jumps from the glass with spicy raspberry and cherry fruit. In the mouth it's sharp and a bit peppery, with some bite to the tannins. Aerate it if drinking over the next couple of years, or give it a bit of cellar time to smooth it out further.
Deep scarlet. Spice-accented cherry and dark berries on the fragrant nose. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering bitter cherry, blueberry and licorice flavors and a jolt of cracked pepper on the back half. Closes long and gently chewy, with repeating spiciness, building tannins and a sweetening hint of mocha.
Taut and structured, with black cherry, bay leaf and dusky spice flavors that build toward broad-shouldered tannins. Best after 2022.