Etoile, the “sunset vineyard,” is located high atop the renowned Dundee Hills of Oregon on the west-facing slope of the Evenstad Estate. This dry-farmed, three-acre vineyard ranges from 800 to 825 feet in elevation. Planted to Dijon clones in Jory soil, this wine exhibits the most Chablis-like…
Etoile, the “sunset vineyard,” is located high atop the renowned Dundee Hills of Oregon on the west-facing slope of the Evenstad Estate. This dry-farmed, three-acre vineyard ranges from 800 to 825 feet in elevation. Planted to Dijon clones in Jory soil, this wine exhibits the most Chablis-like profile of our Chardonnays.
This 2021 vintage of the Etoile Chardonnay has a terrific mouth feel and a wonderful texture on the palate. The nose and palate is similar to the taste and smell of a key lime pie with honeysuckle blossom and lemon verbena. There is a long, lingering, and creamy finish. This is a light-bodied wine that will pair well with light salads and seafood dishes.
9/10/21 & 9/15/21
Distinguished Recognition Accolades & Reviews
"This comes from the western side of the Dundee Hills property which is a western facing site that is typically picked the latest of the single vineyard locations which was planted back in 1999. The nose is heady and intense with lemon oil, white truffle, roasted Macadamia nut and sides of Gravenstein apple. Rich and intense with a soft mouthfeel and glorious length, this is beautiful wine that is drinking beautiful even at the two year mark Drink 2023-2038"
International Wine Report / Jeremy Young
"Lots of great sun exposure and winds from the Van Duzer corridor create the opulent 2021 Etoile Chardonnay from Domaine Serene. Made from 100% clone 76 from the single vineyard, it presents a lovely light to medium lemon core with a watery rim. A bit more body and structure is present across the mouthfeel with lovely flavors and aromas of mountain meadow breeze, pea shoots, fresh apricots, sliced green apple, and dried mint. 142 cases produced."