Domaine Serene Grace Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
#84 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011
Mother Nature delivered ideal conditions for making complex and full-bodied Pinot Noir. The 2008 vintage may represent a new benchmark for Oregon Pinot Noir.
"A velvety, focused and extraordinarily expressive, offering a lovely mouthful of plum, blueberry and mineral flavors that gain momentum on the medium-weight finish, persisting enticingly. The structure seems to melt away, and the flavors just hang in there. Drink now through 2018. 250 cases made."
"The 2008 Pinot Noir Grace Vineyard is made entirely from Dijon clones and was aged for 16 months in 80% new French oak. It offers up a multi-dimensional aromatic array of smoke, rose petal, incense, black cherry, and black raspberry. Sweetly fruited with outstanding depth, it has the structure to evolve for several years. This lengthy effort will be at its best from 2013 to 2023. "
The Wine Advocate
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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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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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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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