Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir 2008

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Item No. 117971
  • WE94
  • WS93
  • RP92
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.1%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2008 wines are reminiscent of the wonderful 2000 vintage; great purity of fruit and structure. Critics and fans alike agree that these wines may someday be counted as some of the best made in Oregon.

Critical Acclaim

"Dark, full, generous and ripe to the far edge of elegance, this powerful Pinot is saturated with black fruits, annotated with fennel, pepper, smoke and espresso, the rich and varied flavors rolling right through a lush midpalate and on into a gently fading finish. Retasted over 24–48 hours, it continued to evolve and develop additional nuances. A wine to cellar for a decade or more. Cellar Selection"
94 Points

"Sleek and tangy, tightly focusing its cherry, raspberry and mineral flavors on a taut frame. Finishes with intensity and a hint of black olive. Drink now through 2018."
93 Points

"The 2008 Evenstad Reserve has a super-expressive nose of smoke, spice, mineral, incense, black cherry, and black raspberry. This leads to a medium-bodied, stuffed wine containing layers of ripe fruit, outstanding volume, vibrant acidity, and a lengthy, velvety finish. It will benefit from 2-3 years of additional bottle age and will offer prime drinking from 2012 to 2020."
92 Points

"Fresh cherry nose; racy, crisp and ripe with tangy acidity and lovely bright fruit."
91 Points

"Dark and chocolaty, this yields hints of raspberries with air. The palate has a tea-like accent and a seamless texture with plenty of oak to mark the finish. Give it time in the cellar to knit."
90 Points

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Rating:
(5/6/2013)
Style: Smooth & Supple
It's Friday night, and how am I going to celebrate? I'm glad you asked, because it gives me an opportunity to tell you that this Pinot Noir is The One. Rich and silky and juicy, great on its own but never overpowering my dinner, this wine wins every vintage. The 2008 - a spectacular year in the Willamette Valley - is just as excellent as I expected. I always know what I'm going to get with this wine: versatility, grace, understated power.
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Rating:
(5/6/2013)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Pair with: Salmon > Grilled, Pork > Mushroom, Duck > Seared, Chicken > BBQ
This is one of my absolute favorite wines! It is really versatile and soft and silky like no other Oregon Pinot I've ever had. From someone who loves Oregon Pinot for its complexity, Domaine Serene also has amazing consistency. I love their Yamhill Cuvée as well, and I wish Wine.com sold it.
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ncsa1nt - Hillsborough, NC (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/17/2013)
Style: Rich & Creamy
Pair with: grilled veggies, stuffed grape leaves
BOOM. Wonderful.
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LovePinot - Pleasanton, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(5/31/2013)
An excellent pinot
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Rating:
(2/7/2013)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Pretty balanced and clean, medium body,red fruit.
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Siamese - Duluth, MN (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(1/30/2013)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Delicious easy pinot lacks tannins but the fruity dance on the tongue and higjer alcohol content make it sheer joy to drink. Make sure to let it sit in a large mouth wine glass while you imbibe slowly...notice how the floral and spice notes evolve.
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Rating:
(2/22/2013)
I thought this was ok, pretty acidic and not very creamy fairly sharp
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KH-Oenophile - Bernardsville, NJ (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(8/21/2012)
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Learn About Domaine Serene Map ItMap It

Ken and Grace Evenstad founded Domaine Serene Vineyards and Winery in 1989 when they purchased 42 acres of just-logged land in the Dundee Hills of Oregon to plant, grow and produce ultra-premium Pinot Noir. They have been involved in every aspect of growing, producing and marketing Domaine Serene wines. Ken and Grace own 462 acres of land in Yamhill County in the Willamette...

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Learn About Willamette Valley

(will-AAM-it) Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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