The Evenstad Reserve Chardonnay shows complex aromas of citrus blossom, stone fruit, nutmeg and crushed stone. These flavors carry through on the palate to display a balanced and elegant wine that delivers firm acidity, richness and persistence. With clonal variation and site driven diversity, we are able to craft this wine to our precise and exacting standards year after year.
"Fresh and expressive, this is vibrant with pear, pineapple and grapefruit flavors that get a lift from a deft balance of acidity. Shows richness and refinement. "
"While the bifurcation of lactic aspects with a sort of “memoir of the malic” as well as the bitterness that I noted in issue 202 continued to characterize the Domaine Serene 2010 vintage Chardonnays when tasted 13 months later, a 2011 Chardonnay Evenstad Reserve tasted alongside proved highly promising. Apple and candied lime zest inform the nose and polished, palpably lees-enriched yet simultaneously bright and juicy palate. Somehow, these aspects – as well as hints of caramel from barrel toast – are better-integrated than in the corresponding 2010, and there are clarity and lift as well as sheer length that point toward delightful performance over at least the next several years."
The Wine Advocate