Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir 2014

Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir 2014

SKU 3666


The Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir is our flagship wine, and is the defining standard by which all of our Pinot Noirs are measured. We hand select our best barrels each year to create a reserve wine that is consistent in both its superior quality, and flavor profile. A true illustration of the art of blending, the 2013 Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir is a wonderfully complex elegant wine with in- triguing notes of black cherry, currants, cloves and nutmeg. With some air, notes of allspice, cardamom and black tea emerge from the glass with a subtle lift of cocoa powder and vanilla. In the mouth, the wine shows elegance and finesse with brooding depth and concentration, vibrant red fruits, silky tannins and great persistence.
Category Red Wine
Region United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley
Brand Domaine Serene
Alcohol/vol 14.2%
  • we94

Wine EnthusiastThere is a darker fruit spectrum evident in the reserve, with notes of coffee, smoke, black fruits, a touch of charred wood all worked through, and without damping the core fruit flavors. Those bright flavors spotlight raspberry, plum and black cherry. A light cola flavor pokes through, with ripe tannins and proportionate acids. The barrel treatment is beautifully applied, adding sweet spice to the finish.

Paul Gregutt, July 1, 2017
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorElegant and delicately expressive, with floral cherry and stony mineral aromas and sleekly complex raspberry, tea and spice flavors that build depth toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2023. 12,239 cases made.

Tim Fish, November 30, 2017
  • wa89

Wine AdvocateMedium ruby-purple in color, the 2014 Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve is scented of mulberries, blackberries and black raspberries with suggestions of charcoal, anise, fennel seed, cedar and mocha. Medium to full-bodied, the mid-palate comes across a little hollow among the frame of chewy tannins and lively acid and it finishes just a tad warm and woody. There is no doubt that this is a good wine, but it is just a little lacking in real fruit-derived substance and is too contrived in the winery to constitute a great Pinot Noir.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, August 31, 2017