James Suckling Releases Exceptional Scores for Our Wines
We are pleased to announce a phenomenal entourage of scores and reviews from JamesSuckling.com, with eight wines scoring 95 points or above, including three 97-point milestones:
2018 Domaine Serene, ‘Members’ Limited Edition' Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley – 97 points
"A special bottling for limited release to members of the winery, this has a deep dark-fruit core of blueberries and dark cherries with plenty of spice and foresty notes. The palate has such deep, ripe and luscious fruit, all framed in silky, plush tannins. Concentrated. Holds the finish so convincingly. Drink or hold."
2018 Domaine Serene, Grace Vineyard Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills – 97 points
"Attractive spiced dark cherries and blueberries on offer here, as well as a violet-like, floral edge. Some cedary oak, too. The palate is a very plush, mouth-filling offering of ripe dark cherries and blueberries. The acidity sits so neatly and enlivens the layers of silky, long tannin. Great poise and definition here. Drink or hold."
2017 Domaine Serene, ‘Récolte Grand Cru’ Chardonnay, Dundee Hills – 97 points
"The pinnacle of chardonnay for this producer, it outguns the rest of the stable for sheer concentration and power. Complex and vibrant all at once, the aromas run the gamut of apple, pear, nectarine, peach and more. There’s a well-integrated, hazelnutty oak thread too. The palate has compelling intensity with such wonderful richness. Drink or hold."
2018 Domaine Serene, ‘Evenstad Reserve’ Chardonnay, Dundee Hills – 96 points
"Impressive complexity and poise from the outset with aromas of sliced peach and nectarine, as well as pear and honeydew. Some wet stones, too. The palate has impressive fluidity with intense, fleshy pears and white peaches, threaded with a savory, toasted-hazelnut edge. Drink or hold."
2018 Domaine Serene, Triple Crown Vineyard Chardonnay, Dundee Hills – 96 points
"This really sits in a great pocket of freshness and intensity. Mineral flecks to the zesty lemon, sliced-peach and toasted-hazelnut aromas lead to a palate that has intensity and a strong drive of acidity. Fresh lemon and peach flavors and some warmer, toasted-hazelnut tones to close. Really impressive. Drink or hold."
2018 Domaine Serene, Clos du Soleil Vineyard Chardonnay, Dundee Hills – 95 points
"This is a very vivid chardonnay that carries ripe fruit with great intensity and structure. Aromas of lemon, grapefruit, pear and honeydew sit on a flinty edge. The palate is concentrated and lively with impressive drive and fresh lemon, pear and apple flavors. Drink or hold."
2018 Domaine Serene, ‘Evenstad Reserve’ Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley – 95 points
"A ripe, spicy and glossy nose with biscuity aromas, as well as very vivid red and dark-cherry notes. The palate has a very plush and elegant feel with silky tannins that unfurl with rich, spiced red-fruit flavors. Holds fresh and precise. Drink or hold."
2017 Domaine Serene, ‘Evenstad Reserve’ Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley – 96 points
"So much spice is the first impression here, this blended expression is well established as a powerful and complex style of pinot. Fresh red-cherry, potpourri, orange-peel, dried-flower, pomegranate and red and dark-cherry aromas, to name a few. The palate has such concentrated and layered style with dense red-cherry, blueberry and black-cherry flavors, delivered in a seamless build that holds so long. Impressive quality here. Drink or hold."