Domaine Serene Winery Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Price: $69.99
Item No. 113621
  • WS95
  • RP93
  • WE91
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 Winery Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir has great purity of fruit and structure. 2008 delivered ideal conditions for making complex and full-bodied, complex Pinot Noir. So much so, that critics and fans alike agree that the 2008 wines may someday be counted as some of the best made in Oregon.

Critical Acclaim

"Lithe and satiny, this glows with rich plum, blueberry, clove and crême caramel flavors, melding smoothly and lingering on the refined, evocative finish. Shows density and elegance. Best from 2013 through 2020. 350 cases made."
95 Points

"The 2008 Pinot Noir Winery Hill Vineyard is also made from Dijon clones. Not quite as expressive as the other single vineyard bottlings, it nevertheless delivers a lovely nose of spicy red fruits, incense, cinnamon, and cherry blossom. Savory, ripe, and smooth textured, it has the balance and structure to evolve for another 2-3 years. Drink it from 2012 to 2020."
93 Points

"A tight, spicy Pinot with a chocolate heart, this has a lot of aging potential. The fruit and tannins are tightly wound at the moment, with a lavish coating of milk chocolate from the barrel aging. Cellar it another 5–6 years and let it knit together."
91 Points

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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