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Domaine Serene 'Evenstad Reserve' Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
$58.29 USD
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Wine Details

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Style

Red

Wine Description

(1999 Vintage) With a brilliant ruby red color this wine opens to aromas of sweet red fruits, cherry, raspberry as well as more subtle spices of clove, cinnamon and pipe tobacco. On the front palate you taste blackberry and boysenberry that is rich and plumy. The wine has great weight and balance showing fine tannin on a supple frame. The finish is long with great earthy, toast, pepper and black olive. Blend of Pommard (77%), Wadenswil (16%) and Dijon (7%) clones of Pinot Noir from Estate Vineyards in the Red ...

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2006 Vintage) This wine gives itself away on the first sniff. Despite having plenty of ripeness to its aromas and clearly gifted with a dense, extracted character that suggests a tough guy to come on the palate, it falls a trifle short in fruit at the start and is unable to muster enough of it on the palate to overcome its hard- edged tannins at the backend. Close but no cigar is the requisite conclusion with this one.
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2007 Vintage) "A very elegant and refined Evenstad Reserve, with grace notes of sandalwood and a lovely cherry core. The fruit is immaculate, the concentration focused and lengthy, and the flavors are so artfully blended that the wine is seamless and perfectly balanced. Although it is drinking like a mature wine, there is every reason to cellar wines such as this—it can develop like a fine Burgundy, over decades."
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2004 Vintage) Smelling mildly of green tea and cola, and at all points a bit tentative in fruit, this soft yet slightly narrow wine shows a smattering of red cherries here and there, but it wants for both filling and depth. Its relatively viscous beginnings are contrasted by a brief bit of finishing stiffness, and it lacks in varietal conviction.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2005 Vintage) Very nicely focused red cherry fruit scents make the early going here, and that ripe, extracted, almost juicy quality is joined by ample oak and a hint of sarsaparilla. A fairly full-bodied wine on the palate, but blessed with good balance, this wine shows well from front to back and has the potential to get better with age.