The art of blending has been the hallmark of the Domaine Serene winemaking program for over 30 years. It is this artistry that has made ‘Evenstad Reserve’ our flagship wine and a benchmark for Oregon Pinot Noir since its first vintage in 1990.
The Evenstad Estate is the at the crowning the southernmost peak of the Dundee Hills. The seven vineyards of this estate have multiple exposures and produce some of our most prized wines, including Mark Bradford, Grace, Fleur de Lis, Gold Eagle, Côte Sud, Clos du Soleil and Etoile.
Colour: Brilliant ruby red
Aroma: Dried cherry, dark chocolate, and saddle leather on the nose.
Palate: On the palate, ripples of composed tannins and savory characters of cherry tobacco, ground cloves, and allspice reveal themselves, leading to a finish of great concentration and acidity. This Pinot Noir is beautiful on release and will age gracefully in the cellar for years to come.
Grape Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir
Awards: 95pts – James Suckling; 94pts – Wine Enthusiast; 92pts – Wine Spectator
History of Domaine Serene
Domaine Serene is an Oregon winery established in 1989. It makes wines throughout the Willamette Valley, with most vineyards in the Dundee Hills AVA. Much of Serene’s portfolio is based on Pinot Noir, although Chardonnay features prominently as well.
The domaine is made of six estates all up – as well as the sites in the the Dundee Hills, Serene has the Abbey Oaks Vineyard in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, and the Jerusalem Hill Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA. The gravity-flow winery at the Winery Hills site was completed in 2001 and in 2015, owners Grace and Ken Evenstad also bought Château de la Crée, an estate in Burgundy.
Since its first commercial release in 1990, which received a 90-point score from critic Robert Parker, Domaine Serene has been a significant force in Oregon luxury wine. Fruit is grown on self-rooted vines, and, like the majority of Willamette Valley producers, most of its top wines are made from Pinot Noir. This includes a range of single-vineyard expressions, as well as the flagship Evenstad Reserve.