Domaine Serene

Evenstad Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

9.2274 ratings
9.248 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Dr. Owen Bargreen

This my first visit to this wine for several years. The 2011 ‘Evenstad Reserve’ Pinot Noir was aged in French oak for 13 months prior to bottling in April 2013. Needing more than an hour decant to fully develop, the wine takes on some toasty oak aromatic character with a nice combination of red and dark fruits on the nose, alongside lighter forest floor tones. I really admire this nose. The mouthfeel is quite generous as the wine still reveals light tannins. Red currant jelly, red raspberry cordial, black tea and peat moss flavors all beautifully mingle. This elegant Pinot Noir has evolved beautifully and still has a long life ahead of it. Drink 2019-2026- 92

This my first visit to this wine for several years. The 2011 ‘Evenstad Reserve’ Pinot Noir was aged in French oak for 13 months prior to bottling in April 2013. Needing more than an hour decant to fully develop, the wine takes on some toasty oak aromatic character with a nice combination of red and dark fruits on the nose, alongside lighter forest floor tones. I really admire this nose. The mouthfeel is quite generous as the wine still reveals light tannins. Red currant jelly, red raspberry cordial, black tea and peat moss flavors all beautifully mingle. This elegant Pinot Noir has evolved beautifully and still has a long life ahead of it. Drink 2019-2026- 92

Feb 19th, 2019
Al Shikoh

light ruby, some bricking at the rim; cherry, thyme, caramel, charcoal; tart red cherry, red currants; light bodied, lean, good acidity, very light tannin, 13.1% ABV; although decent wine from a disappointing vintage, not worth $105, would drink now

light ruby, some bricking at the rim; cherry, thyme, caramel, charcoal; tart red cherry, red currants; light bodied, lean, good acidity, very light tannin, 13.1% ABV; although decent wine from a disappointing vintage, not worth $105, would drink now

1 person found it helpfulJan 30th, 2020
Doc Jay

American Muscle.

American Muscle.

Apr 8th, 2016
Andrew S

A wonderful wine-really hit the spot. One of those delicate but complex wines with fruit, earth, mineral and acid- was friendly with food and drinking on its own.

A wonderful wine-really hit the spot. One of those delicate but complex wines with fruit, earth, mineral and acid- was friendly with food and drinking on its own.

Jan 18th, 2016
Bill Bender

Not wowing me. Bramble and raspberry compote. A little sharp.

Not wowing me. Bramble and raspberry compote. A little sharp.

Dec 19th, 2015
R. Addison Wehrfritz

(Domaine Serene Willamette Valley Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir 2011) Classic Oregon PN aromas of earth and spice. Low viscosity, delicate acidity, with ripened cranberry and orange rind finish. 'Tis the Season!

(Domaine Serene Willamette Valley Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir 2011) Classic Oregon PN aromas of earth and spice. Low viscosity, delicate acidity, with ripened cranberry and orange rind finish. 'Tis the Season!

Dec 19th, 2015
Jayme Henderson-Steese

Even better the second day. Tart cranberry, pomegranates with a slight nutty finish. Rich with tart acidity. #delectable #pinotnoir #domaineserene #willamettevalley #2011

Even better the second day. Tart cranberry, pomegranates with a slight nutty finish. Rich with tart acidity. #delectable #pinotnoir #domaineserene #willamettevalley #2011

Dec 1st, 2015
Kyle Groombridge

This is fantastic! So light and airy on its feet but expansive in the mouth all the same. Dried cranberry, vanilla, oak, and dried herbs complimented by a whif of cotton candy on the nose.. long finish, leaves a lasting impression.. great intro to dom serene.

This is fantastic! So light and airy on its feet but expansive in the mouth all the same. Dried cranberry, vanilla, oak, and dried herbs complimented by a whif of cotton candy on the nose.. long finish, leaves a lasting impression.. great intro to dom serene.

Nov 9th, 2015
R. Addison Wehrfritz

Bright & acid with luscious texture & balanced astringency. Touch of sour on finish.

Bright & acid with luscious texture & balanced astringency. Touch of sour on finish.

Sep 7th, 2015
Steve Bachmann

Very nice, bit of earth and floral overtone but well balanced beautiful wine.

Very nice, bit of earth and floral overtone but well balanced beautiful wine.

Apr 13th, 2015