2018 Domaine Serene, Triple Crown Vineyard Chardonnay, Dundee Hills, Oregon
This vineyard was planted in 2014 and was named Triple Crown to commemorate the fact that it is the third Domaine Serene estate vineyard located high atop the Dundee Hills. This picturesque site now ranks as one of Domaine Serene’s highest in elevation and features Dijon clone Chardonnay in deep Jory soils.
Our third vintage from this sure-to-become iconic vineyard opens with a seductive waft of vanilla bean and lime cordial on the nose. On the palate, the wine is broad and giving, yet offers a sense of focus and precision. The pure and mineral-driven midpalate offers subtle accents of sea salt and loads of freshly-cut citrus, leading to a long and spine-tingling finish. A truly stunning offering.
96 points James Suckling
92 points Wine Enthusiast
94 points Owen Bargreen
95 points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
95 points International Wine Report