Domaine Serene

Domaine Serene

Grace & ken Evenstad Commemorative Cuvee Red Blend 2018

I like Pinot Noir but I would not ever rate an Oregon Pinot Noir above a 9.1. This is just so good. Very nice berry notes, including blueberry. Great finish and actually has a tiny bit of tannin to cleanse the pallet. This one needs to be in your go to “friends are over for dinner”, stash. — 6 days ago

Domaine Serene

Yamhill Cuvée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

K J
9.2

Smokey and woody — 22 days ago

Byron, Matt and 5 others liked this

Bond

Quella Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Like a strong, elegant ballerina dancing on your palate. Bold yet serene. Evolving as it opens in the glass. A truly beautiful representation of the terroir where it’s grown. — 25 days ago

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Martin Woods

Yamhill Valley Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

Lyle Fass
9.7

Yowza. The “Grand Cru.” which is obvious as soon as one smells it. An amalgam of spice, minerals, apple and pear. But heirloom apples and yes there is a difference. Just insane unreal complexity. So serene. So calming. So zen. I love the calming complexity of this wine. Huge power, depth and concentration with almost tannic elements on the finish. Easily the star of the trio but needs a few hours to strut its stuff. The epic long finish is the giveaway. That nose is, dare I say, Brisset like? It’s so complex and compact. Just insane. Wow this is sappy and complex to the max. Saturates the palate with Grand Cru grip and persistence. This is genius. More notes once it opens up. — 3 months ago

Trevor, John and 11 others liked this

Domaine Serene

Grand Cheval Red Blend 2017

Magnificent and interesting blend of Dundee Hills Oregon Pinot Noir (70%) and Walla Walla Syrah (30%). The floral and earthy characteristics of the Pinot Noir come to the fore as well as the fruit forward and spicy nature of the Syrah. This is especially true as the wine opens up. Earth, violet and vanilla aromas give way to blue and black fruits. Those same fruits (along with black cherry) fill the pallet. Hints of espresso and vanilla on the long and pronounced finish. Beautiful balance of flavor, texture and acidity. I’m guessing other US Pinot producers blend in Syrah but simply do not announce it. (And stay within labeling laws). A Pinot that would work well with a steak. Great quality! — 25 days ago

Bob, Ericsson and 3 others liked this

Domaine Serene

Jerusalem Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Excellent, very smooth and approachable but not bland for a Pinot — a month ago

Martin Woods

Havlin Vineyard Van Duzer Corridor Chardonnay 2019

Lyle Fass
9.5

What a nose. This is a Meursault/Puligny cross. Stunning iodine. Incredible minerality. Super Burgundian. Blind I bet my cats it’s burgundy. High end burgundy. Some fall heirloom apples, some spice. So clean, serene and complex. Roulot came to mind. Palate is incredible. Wow. So focused, so elegant, so harmonious. So refined. My god this is refined and feather like. A stunning wine with textural appeal only the best have. This is brilliant. Easy 9.5 and it’s Martin Woods so it will evolve. Wonderful acid structure and grip. So so pure. This is like an Oregon Roulot. There is no unnecessary fat. All precision, angles and minerals. Fuck, yeah!

This is so focused. Like all the flavors are on some super thin silk string. Yet they are all there. Unreal acids. This shit wakes you up. Such a long finish. This is elite winemaking.

As this airs it it gets sappier and silkier. So so good.
— 3 months ago

Michael, Trevor and 10 others liked this

Domaine Serene

Grace Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Paired with grilled Faroe Island salmon, saffron risotto, and grilled artichokes. Was a perfect wine that started mellow but finished strong with the meal — 11 days ago

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Domaine Serene

Evenstad Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2018

Incredible Willamette Pinot! Beautiful nose of purple flowers, leather, dark chocolate and dried cherry. Dark cherry flavors are accented with baking spices and a hint of cocoa. Long and expressive finish with beautifully harmonized acidity. Outstanding! Thanks to Kasey and Pete for providing this Christmas Eve Winner! — a month ago

Hermes, Rolf and 8 others liked this

Domaine Serene

Côte Sud Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Excellent wine to pair with wild caught Sockeye salmon. — 2 months ago

Matt liked this