A single taste of Domaine Serene’s iconic Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir narrates a detailed portrayal of the best qualities of the vintage, and illuminates the epitome of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. It’s simply my favorite producer of classic, profound and hedonistic Oregon Pinot Noir. When the winery went up against Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (some of the most expensive Pinot Noirs in the world,) in a blind tasting of 3 wines from each producer from vintages 1998, 1999, and 2000, Domaine Serene placed first, second and third with the 1998 and 1999 vintages and first and second with their 2000… Domaine Serene’s Evanstad Reserve is an undeniable reference-standard for Oregon Pinot Noir and with a 95 point score from James Suckling, it likely won’t be available for long.
One of the keys to the winery’s success is the diversity of soils, clones and microclimates found on their 240 acres of dry farmed, Estate Vineyards. The diversity in their vineyards allow them to create the best representation of the vintage, every single year… With accolades like #1 Pinot in the world on the Wine Spectator top 100 for 2013, this is one you don’t want to miss.