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2008 Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve (750ml)
Producer: Domaine Serene domaineserene.com
Appellation: Willamette Valley - Oregon - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$66.00
Tasting Notes:
tasted: May 22, 2016 , from a member
91 points "Color: dark; Nose: fragrant; Aromas: floral, black berry; Acidity: supple; Sweetness: dry; Body: medium-bodied; Finish: medium; Overall: pleasant; A bit tight when first opened but after some air a nice floral bouquet with medium mix of red and dark fruit and soft finish. Very good." Best 2016-
tasted: June 1, 2016 , Bill Haggerty
3.5 stars "Color: dark; Nose: fragrant; Acidity: lively; "
rated: October 15, 2010 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
92 points "92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate The 2008 Evenstad Reserve has a super-expressive nose of smoke, spice, mineral, incense, black cherry, and black raspberry. This leads to a medium-bodied, stuffed wine containing layers of ripe fruit, outstanding volume, vibrant acidity, and a lengthy, velvety finish. It will benefit from 2-3 years of additional bottle age and will offer prime drinking from 2012 to 2020. Domaine Serene’s 2008 Pinot Noirs are outstanding across the portfolio. (10/ 2010)" Best 2014-2020
rated: September 22, 2012 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
93 points
rated: June 10, 2012 , Connoisseur's Guide
92 points "92 points Connoisseurs Guide *Two Stars* Deep, but not in the least overdone and a bit on the firm side in balance, the 2008 Evenstad Reserve is a mid-sized Pinot Noir of quiet complexity and grace with a trim mix of ripe red cherries, sweet oak, green tea and herbs running its length. It is not a big wine, and it shows more a little more lean muscle than fat, and, while it takes on a bit of tightening, last-minute tannin, another few years in the cellar are sure to set most everything right. (6/ 2012)" Best 2015-2018
rated: June 15, 2012 , Wine Enthusiast winemag.com
94 points "94 points Wine Enthusiast *Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2012* Dark, full, generous and ripe to the far edge of elegance, this powerful Pinot is saturated with black fruits, annotated with fennel, pepper, smoke and espresso, the rich and varied flavors rolling right through a lush midpalate and on into a gently fading finish. Retasted over 24-48 hours, it continued to evolve and develop additional nuances. A wine to cellar for a decade or more. (6/ 2012)" Best 2012-2020
rated: October 15, 2012 , Wine & Spirits wineandspiritsmagazine.com
90 points "90 points Wine & Spirits Dark and chocolaty, this yields hints of raspberries with air. The palate has a tea-like accent and a seamless texture with plenty of oak to mark the finish. Give it time in the cellar to knit. (475 cases) (10/ 2012)" Best 2014-2018