Pinot In the City - Day 3: Domaine Serene 2013 Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir
In case you missed it, this is a 12-day look at Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley leading up to a special Dallas and Austin event hosted by Willamette Valley Wines called Pinot In the City. Each day, I’ll offer a few notes on a Pinot Noir from a different producer—all of whom will be in attendance to share their wines at Pinot In the City.
The event, Pinot in the City in Dallas (Jan 24) and Austin (Jan. 26), will offer a special preview tasting of Willamette Valley wines that is open to the public with a VIP tasting at 5pm and a General Admission tasting at 6pm in each city on the respective dates. Check out WillametteWines.com (http://willamettewines.com/event/pinot-in-the-city/) for more information.
Day 3: Domaine Serene 2013 Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir, $70
Well the hits just keep on coming… This elegant beauty serves as the flagship wine for Domaine Serene, and if it's meant to represent the level of quality coming from this producer, the bar is set pretty high. Complexity with restraint best describes this wine. Aromas of black cherry and cranberry mingle with dried mushroom and savory herbs leading to a concentration of fruit on the palate that is tart and alluring with notes of white pepper and black tea on the finish. A beautiful wine.
Appellation: Willamette Valley
Aged for 17 months in 57% new French Oak
Alcohol by Volume: 13.4%