2018 Domaine Serene, ‘Grand Cheval’ Oregon Red Wine, Walla Walla Valley & Dundee Hills, Oregon
To make Grand Cheval we take the best characteristics of two very different varietals, Syrah from the Walla Walla Valley, and our own Pinot Noir grapes from the Dundee Hills, and blend them in perfect harmony to create our own version of the ideal “steak-house wine.” This wine is substantial enough for the richest of dishes, yet soft enough to please any palate.
The 2018 vintage combines the tantalizing aromatics of dark fruit and caramel with notes of savory black pepper, coffee, and dried rosemary. The innovation of this blend brings forth a balance on the palate while impeccably pairing with a variety of dishes. The plush yet structured mouthfeel ensures an elegant and balanced wine that will age gracefully over time.
95 points Owen Bargreen