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Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Chardonnay 2013

Chardonnay from Willamette Valley, Oregon
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13.3% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

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, Domaine Serene is able to craft this wine to their precise and exacting standards year after year.

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JS 95
James Suckling
A chardonnay showing wonderful smoke, stones and daffodils on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, very bright and racy with a linear structure and a long and persistent finish. I really love the ripe, subtle fruit in combination with the tangy acidity.
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast
#31 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 of 2016

This is a sensational vintage for this cuvée, which is part of the winery's extensive Chardonnay lineup. It offers intense fruit concentration and retains the opulence for which the winery is known. Rich in a buttered, toasted nut flavor, the mouthfeel is creamy and sensual. The finish lingers for several minutes, and the wine drinks as well or better on the second day it's been open.

RP 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 Chardonnay Evenstad Reserve, a blend from Domaine Serene's vineyards, is matured for 14 months in 25% new French oak. It has a well-defined bouquet with fine delineation and mineralité, conveying more complexity than the single vineyard offerings in 2013. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, green apple and fresh pear notes, and a dash of lemongrass on the finish that lingers nicely. This is a harmonious, nuanced and delicious Chardonnay that will age well over the next 10-12 years and it offers great value at that price point.
WS 91
Wine Spectator
Taut, crisp and distinctive, offering white nectarine, green pineapple and spice flavors that come together harmoniously on the sleek and expressive finish. Drink now through 2019.
TP 90
Tasting Panel
Silky and smooth with ripe pear and minerals; juicy, tangy and bright with balance and a long, graceful finish.
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Domaine Serene

Domaine Serene

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Domaine Serene, Willamette Valley, Oregon
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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 Valley of Oregon, 150 acres of land is planted to vine. In addition to Pinot Noir, which is about 95% of the wine produced, they also make a little Chardonnay and Syrah. Their wines have won many accolades and awards, including over 80 wines scoring 90 points or higher by Wine Spectator.

Willamette Valley

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One of Pinot Noir’s most successful New World outposts, the Willamette Valley is the largest and most important AVA in Oregon. With a Mediterranean climate moderated by a Pacific Ocean influence, it is perfect for cool-climate viticulture—warm and dry summers allow for steady, even ripening, and frost is rarely a risk during spring and winter.

Mountain ranges bordering three sides of the valley, particularly the Chehalem Mountains, provide the option for higher-elevation, cooler vineyard sites. The three prominent soil types here create significant differences in wine styles between vineyards and sub-AVAs. The iron-rich, basalt-based Jory volcanic soils found commonly in the Dundee Hills are rich in clay and hold water well; the chalky, sedimentary soils of Ribbon Ridge, Yamhill-Carlton and McMinnville encourage complex root systems as vines struggle to search for water and minerals. Silty, loess soils are found in the Chehalem Mountains.

Chardonnay

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One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it’s grown and how it’s made. In Burgundy, Chardonnay produces some of the finest white wines in the world, typically tending towards minimal intervention in the winery and at its best resulting in remarkable longevity. This grape is popular throughout the world, but perhaps its second most important home is in California, where both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines enjoy great popularity. Oregon, Australia, South America, South Africa, and New Zealand are also significant producers of Chardonnay.

In the Glass

When planted on cool sites, Chardonnay’s flavors tend towards grapefruit, green apple, minerals, and white stone fruit, while warmer locations coax out richer, more tropical flavors of fig, melon, and pineapple. Oak can add notes of vanilla, coconut, and spice (as well as texture), while malolactic fermentation can impart soft, buttery acidity.

Perfect Pairings

Chardonnay is as versatile at the table as it is in the vineyard. The crisp, clean, Chablis-like styles go well with simple seafood, light chicken dishes, and salads. Richer Chardonnays marry well with cream or oil-based sauces.

Sommelier Secret

Since the 1990s, big, oaky, buttery Chardonnays from California have enjoyed explosive popularity. More recently, the pendulum has begun to swing in the opposite direction, towards a clean, crisp style that rarely utilizes new oak. These Old-World style wines have been dubbed the “New California Chardonnays,” and anyone who claims they do not like Chardonnay should give them a try.

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