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Accolades

Accolades

Wine Spectator
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2010 Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir
#3 Wine of the Year, Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2013

"A vibrant, focused and deliciously complex red, offering raspberry, cherry, cinnamon, mocha and subtle sage notes rolling through the long and expressive finish. Deft. Drink now through 2020."
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2011 Evenstad Reserve Chardonnay
"Fresh and expressive, this is vibrant with pear, pineapple and grapefruit flavors that get a lift from a deft balance of acidity. Shows richness and refinement. Drink now through 2016."
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2010 "Clos du Soleil" Chardonnay
"Fresh, vibrant and beautifully focused, offering green apple and ripe pear flavors on a sleek frame, persisting on the lively, creamtinged finish. Drink now through 2016"
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2010 "Grace Vineyard" Pinot Noir
"Firm in texture and dark in flavor, with blackberry and smoked tea flavors that evolve into the spicy, creamy finish. An elegant wine that needs time to gain expression. Best from 2014 through 2020."
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2010 "Jerusalem Hill Vineyard" Pinot Noir
"Sleek and appealing, offering green olive-accented red berry and spice flavors on a crisp, focused, light-weight frame, lingering delicately. Drink now through 2017."
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2010 Yamhill Cuvèe Pinot Noir
"A lively, lithe and inviting red, offering an array of red fruit, floral and spice overtones that come together on the focused and deftly balanced finish. Drink now through 2018"
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2010 "Two Barns Vineyard" Pinot Noir
"Light-bodied and firmly textured, with spicy black cherry and toasty oak flavors that mingle on the expressive finish. Drink now through 2017"
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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2010 Grace Vineyard Pinot Noir
"From the high-rising easterly-exposed block of the same name, Domaine Serene’s 2010 Pinot Noir Grace delivers deliciously ripe Morello cherry tinged with vanilla and marzipan, a subtle black tea smokiness and bittersweet iris perfume lend an alluringly contrasting aura that extends through a long, luscious finish. Caressingly textured – its tannins fine almost to the vanishing point – and possessed of ample primary juiciness, this proves an ideal example of the polish, refinement, and understatement that tend to characterize the wines of Domaine Serene."
 
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2010 Jerusalem Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir
"Domaine Serene’s 2010 Pinot Noir Jerusalem Hill – from the Eola-Amity Hills A.V.A.- displays forwardly-fruity, Pinot punch character, but with a mouthwateringly savory saline streak along with mossy and toasty, nutty undertones. Seamlessly silken-textured, it caresses and stimulates with seductive persistence. Here is a wine that seems to personify the purity and polish that characterizes the best of Domaine Serene’s Pinots. There may not be many nooks and crannies or a mysterious sort of complexity, but if the moves this makes have been in any way economized, they are nevertheless just sufficient to keep arousing a compulsion to take the next sip."
 
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2010 Two Barns Vineyard Pinot Noir
"Notes of resin and incense mingle with fresh black raspberry on the nose and the vivacious yet satiny palate of Domaine Serene’s 2010 Pinot Noir Two Barns, which comes from an outlying section of the Dundee Hills where their classic red degraded volcanic soils yield to ones of sedimentary origin. A sappy, brown spice-tinged finish displays admirable tenacity and suggests the promise of at least a 6-8 year run"
 
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2010 Cote Sud Vineyard Pinot Noir
"Representing a tiny bottling from one portion of the eponymous block from which a separate Chardonnay bottling has more frequently been essayed, Domaine Serene’s 2010 Pinot Noir Cote Sud smells of ripe, fresh plum and dark berries accompanied by smoky black tea. Juicy, tart-edged berry fruit and fine-grained tannins inform a rewarding palate and protracted finish incorporating suggestions of smoke and crushed stone. This ought to perform well for at least a half dozen years if not longer."
     

Wine Enthusiast

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CELLAR SELECTION

2011 Récolte Chardonnay


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EDITOR'S CHOICE

2012 Côte Sud Vineyard Chardonnay

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2012 Clos du Soleil Chardonnay

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CELLAR SELECTION

2011 Grace Vineyard Pinot Noir

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2012 Clos de Lune Vineyard Chardonnay 

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2012 ´╗┐Evenstad Reserve®  Chardonnay 

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2011 Jerusalem Hills Pinot Noir

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2011 Winery Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

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2011 Côte Sud Vineyard Pinot Noir

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2011 Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir

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EDITOR'S CHOICE

NV "r" Rose

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CELLAR SELECTION
2008 Evenstad Reserve® Pinot Noir
"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."
     
     
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EDITOR’S CHOICE
2009 Côte Sud Vineyard Chardonnay
"Immaculately clean and fresh, this enters the mouth with a pleasing lightness, displaying a mix of stone fruits and a streak of vanilla wafer running right through its core. It opens in the glass, adding muscle and depth, ultimately developing into a complex and persistent wine that simply refuses to quit."
     
     
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#15 - TOP CELLAR SELECTIONS OF 2011
2007 Evenstad Reserve® Pinot Noir
"A very elegant and refined Evenstad Reserve®, with grace notes of sandalwood and a lovely cherry core. The fruit is immaculate, the concentration focused and lengthy, and the flavors are so artfully blended that the wine is seamless and perfectly balanced. Although it is drinking like a mature wine, there is every reason to cellar wines such as this— it can develop like a fine Burgundy, over decades."
     
     
Wine Spectator  
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2008 Evenstad Reserve® Pinot Noir
“Sleek and tangy, tightly focusing its cherry, raspberry and mineral flavors on a taut frame. Finishes with intensity and a hint of black olive. Drink now through 2018.”
     
     
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2009 Grace Vineyard Pinot Noir
“Light and refreshing, this is precise with its raspberry, tobacco and roasted meat flavors, finishing light, transparent and expressive. The finish sails on and on, unhampered by tannins. Drink now through 2017.”
     
     
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2009 Jerusalem Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir
“Supple, with a tinge of tannins around generous cherry, orange peel and black tea flavors, finishing with refinement. Drink now through 2017.”
     
     
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate [Issue 197]
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2009 Clos du Soleil Chardonnay
"Displays a pefume of minerals, poached pear, and melon. In the glass it opens to reveal a supple texture, spicy flavors, good depth and balance and a medium-long finish."
     
     
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2009 Côte Sud Vineyard Chardonnay
"Displays a bit more acidity and a richer mid-palate than the Clos de Soleil."
     
     
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2009 Etoile Vineyard Chardonnay
"A ripe, savory, plush offering."
     
     
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2009 Grace Vineyard Pinot Noir
"Offers up an aromatic array of smoke, rose petal, incense, black cherry and black raspberry.  Sweetly fruited with outstanding depth.  It has the structure to evolve for 1-2 years and will provide optimum drinking from 2012 to 2019."
     
     
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2009 Mark Bradford Vineyard Pinot Noir
"Black cherry, and black raspberry.  It is the densest, richest, and most layered of the Serene offerings and will reward 1-2 years of cellaring.  It offers a drinking window extending from 2012 to 2021."
     
     
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2009 Winery Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir
"Delivers a lovely nose of spice, red fruits, incense, cinnamon, and cherry blossom.  Savory, ripe, and smooth textured, it has the balance and structure to evolve for another 1-2 years.  It deftly captures the best features of the 2009 vintage."
     
     
2012 Food & Wine Magazine Wine Guide
  From page 197: This Willamette winery consistently turns out some of the most remarkable Pinot Noirs in the U.S., including the bold, rich Evenstad Reserve®, named for owners Ken and Grace Evenstad. Three Chardonnays and a Walla Walla Syrah round out the portfolio.
 
 
2008 "Cote Sud Vineyard" Chardonnay
"Grapes from the Cote Sud vineyard's sunny, south-facing slopes ripen more reliably, yielding this zesty, peach-driven white with toasty, vanilla oak notes."
 
 
2007 Evenstad Reserve® Pinot Noir
"A seamless, supple mix of cherry, strawberry and cedary oak undertones."
     
     
Wine Enthusiast [October 2011 Issue]
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EDITOR'S CHOICE
2008 Mark Bradford Vineyard Pinot Noir
“Domaine Serene is making nuanced wines that truly capture the terroir of their spectacular Dundee Hills vineyards. Here is a beautiful mix of supple fruits - cherries and berries, with appealing sweetness - along with delicate highlights of spice and herb. It's finished with a creamy streak of buttery chocolate. Pure pleasure. - P.G.”
     
     
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2008 Etoile Vineyard Chardonnay
"Estate-grown, fermented in small, neurtral oak and giving extended lees stirring in the Burgundian style, this concentrated, texterual, sensuous offering brings instensity on all fronts. The deep flavors of lemon, orange, apple and pear are wrapped in bright acids and lightly toasty tannins. Excellent concentration and length. - P.G."
     
     
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#15 - TOP 100 CELLAR SELECTIONS OF 2011
2008 Winery Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir
“A tight, spicy Pinot with a chocolate heart, this has a lot of aging potential. The fruit and tannins are tightly wound at the moment, with a lavish coating of milk chocolate from the barrel aging. Cellar it anouther 5-6 years and let it knit together. - P.G."
     
     
Wine Spectator
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2008 Winery Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir
“Lithe and satiny, this glows with rich plum, blueberry, clove and crême caramel flavors, melding smoothly and lingering on the refined, evocative finish. Shows density and elegance. Best from 2013 through 2020. - H.S.”
     
     
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2008 Mark Bradford Vineyard Pinot Noir
“Supple, refined, elegant and generous, showing richness and grace. A gorgeous mouthful of blueberry, plum, sandalwood and black tea flavors linger expressively on the spicy finish. Drink now through 2020. —H.S.”
     
     
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2008 Cote Sud Vineyard Chardonnay
"Supple and graceful, glowing with pear, lime, cream and clove flavors that expand beautifully on the long, vivid finish. This has both stuffing and elegance, with the balance to last. Drink now through 2016."
     
     
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2008 Etoile Vineyard Chardonnay
"Bright, vivid, focused and distinctive for its mineral accents around a silky core of pineapple, pear and citrus. This has the stuff to develop in the bottle. Drink now through 2015."
     
     
Wine Spectator
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2008 Grace Vineyard Pinot Noir
“Velvety, focused and extraordinarily expressive, offering a lovely mouthful of plum, blueberry and mineral flavors that gain momentum on the medium-weight finish, persisting enticingly. The structure seems to melt away, and the flavors just hang in there. Drink now through 2018. - H.S.”
     
     
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2008 Yamhill Cuvée Pinot Noir
“Pure and focused aromatically, with blueberry, plum, spice and loam aromas leaping from the glass. The firm tannins have bite, but the complex flavors shoot through on the lively finish. Shows depth and grace. Best from 2013 through 2018.—H.S.”
     
     
Wine Spectator
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2007 Jerusalem Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir
"The cinnamon-scented black currant, cherry and floral notes come through strongly against the fine tannins on the finish. Needs time to settle into itself, but this is a keeper. Best from 2012 through 2020."
     
     
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2008 Coeur Blanc
“Raw, round and generous with its leesy, minerally pear, green mango and spice flavors. Finishes with refinement and more mineral. Drink now through 2014.”
     
     
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2007 Etoile Vineyard Chardonnay
“A polished and supple Chardonnay, thid is spicy, featuring nutmeg and tobacco overtones to the pear and custard flavors. Lingers on the finish, with a hint of butterscotch. Drink now through 2014.”
     
     
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2008 Clos du Soleil Chardonnay
“Polished and round, with an earthy edge to the pear and lime flavors. The tangy finish picks up toasty, creamy notes. Drink now through 2013.”
     
     
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate [Issue 191]
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2008 Grace Vineyard Pinot Noir
"Made entirely from Dijon clones and was aged for 16 months in 80% new French oak.  It offers up a multi-dimensional aromatic array of smoke, rose petal, incense, black cherry, and black raspberry.  Sweetly fruited with outstanding depth, it has the structure to evolve for several years.  This lengthy effort will be at its best from 2013 to 2023."
     
     
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2008 Mark Bradford Vineyard Pinot Noir
"An exceptionally fragrant and expressive nose of sandalwood, spice box, incense, floral notes, black cherry, and black raspberry,  It is the densest, richest, and most layered of the Serene offerings along with exceptional length and precision.  It will reward 4-5 years of cellaring and should easily see its 20th birthday."
     
     
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2008 Winery Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir
"Also made from Dijon clones.  Not quite as expressive as the other single vineyard bottllings, it nevertheless delivers a lovely nose of spicy red fruits, incense, cinnamon, and cherry blossom.  Savory, ripe, and smooth textured, it has the balance and structure to evolve for another 2-3 years.  Drink it from 2012 to 2020."
     
     
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2008 Jerusalem Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir
"Displays a lovely bouquet of balsam wood, rose petal, smoke, incense, and a predominance of red fruits.  On the palate it is a bit more chunky and savory than the preceding cuvees while displaying excellent volume and balance.  It will benefit from another 2-3 years of cellaring but can be approached now."
     
     
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2008 Evenstad Reserve® Pinot Noir
"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."
     
     
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2008 Yamhill Cuvée Pinot Noir
"Medium ruby in color with an expressive nose of spicy red fruits and considerable terroir character.  On the palate the fruit leans to the dark side of the spectrum with intense black cherry and black raspberry flavors as well as excellent grip, balance, and length.  This tasty effort can be enjoyed now but has the stuffing to evolve for 2-3 years."
     
     
Wine & Spirits Magazine 21st Annual Restaurant Poll
 
RESTAURANT TOP 50
Domaine Serene is the #22 most popular Restaurant brand in the country and the #2 brand from Oregon!
 
 
BY THE GLASS
Domaine Serene “Yamhill Cuvée” is the TOP RANKING Oregon wine by the glass! (17th Overall) and the 3rd most popular Pinot Noir by the glass.
 
 
PINOT NOIR
Domaine Serene is the TOP RANKING Oregon Pinot Noir in the country! (2nd Overall)
     
     
Wine Spectator "Oregon's Top Pinot Noirs"
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2006 Grace Vineyard Pinot Noir
“Ripe, vivid and generous with its creamy raspberry, mulberry and red cherry flavors, shaded with nutmeg and crème brûlée character as the finish rolls on with expressiveness and real refinement. Drink now through 2016.”
     
   
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2006 Clos du Soleil Chardonnay
"Lithe and inviting, a supple style of Chardonnay that sports toasty pear, melon and nutmeg aromas and flavors, hovering gently as the finish sails on. Drink now through 2013."
     
     
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2006 Evenstad Reserve® Pinot Noir
“Smooth and round, with a lovely polished feel to the dark berry, cherry, licorice and spice flavors, flowing easily over finely tuned tannins, persisting expressively. Drink now through 2016.”
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
     
   
 
     
 
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