Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir 2015
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Never shy in the glass, the 2015 Evenstad Reserve radiates a blissful bouquet of boysenberry, marionberry, dark chocolate, and sage. In the mouth, its graceful texture enters with power and seduces every part of your palate - exposing wave upon wave of alluring flavors of dark fruits, mushroom, and cola. Its silky-smooth, velvet-like tannins, give way to a long, weighted finish that endures with unrivaled finesse and persistence. This is truly a compelling wine that illustrates two and a half decades of winemaking mastery in one of the finest places in the world to grow and produce Pinot Noir.
|Region||United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley|
Wine Enthusiast*Editor's Choice* This reserve is an excellent representation of the 2015 vintage. Firm, supple and loaded with brambly purple fruit, it carries a pleasing touch of fruit sweetness. It rolls gracefully into a tight finish, with layers of herb, earth, blueberry, black cherry and brown spice notes.
Wine SpectatorPolished and gracefully complex, with refined raspberry and strawberry flavors accented by toasty cinnamon and river stone notes, finishing with lithe tannins. Drink now through 2025. 8,900 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe pale to medium ruby-purple 2015 Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve opens with touches of tar and tilled earth over black cherries, blackcurrants and licorice laced with brown sugar and cardamom. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the mouth with warm fruits and spices and has a good frame of fine, grainy tannins with juicy freshness and potpourri/tea leaf suggestions on the long finish. As always, the Domaine Serene wines are hedonistic in style: big and bold with lush, ripe fruit and plenty of classy new oak. They're hedonistic, open wines for lovers of a New World style. I was impressed with some older vintages opened for my tasting. Although these wines are approachable on release, you might consider giving them some time in bottle, because they sure do sing after some bottle aging.