Domaine Serene founders Ken and Grace Evenstad own 700 acres of land in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, with 180 already producing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and more to come. The plentiful estate vineyards allow Serene to pick and choose grapes for this red, the winery’s flagship. In 2010, eight of the vineyards contributed to this vibrant Pinot, the highest-scoring Evenstad yet.
Tasting Note: A vibrant, focused and deliciously complex red, offering raspberry, cherry, cinnamon, mocha and subtle sage notes rolling through the long and expressive finish. Deft. Drink now through 2020. –Harvey Steiman
Special Designation: Highly Recommended
Region: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Issue Date: Nov. 30, 2013