Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir 2017
|United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley
Deep, glistening scarlet. Ripe, spice- and smoke-tinged aromas of black raspberry, cherry cola and musky flowers on the perfumed nose. Juicy red and dark berry liqueur flavors are braced by a core of smoky minerality and pick up allspice and mocha nuances with aeration. Concentrated as well as lively, with no rough edges and a sexy floral quality that emerges on the persistent finish, where rounded tannins lend shape and gentle grip.
The 2017 Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve has a medium ruby-purple color and dark, broody fruits on the nose, laced with classy notes of cardamom, tea leaves and chocolate. The palate is silky, seamlessly fresh and surprisingly layered, suggesting it will improve with some more time in the cellar.
Precise and sleekly structured, with expressive cherry, savory spice and orange zest aromas that take on flesh and elegant tannins on the lingering finish. Drink now through 2027. 10,172 cases made.
Aromatically intriguing, this opens with an exotic mix of Asian spices. It's a lightly chocolatey, textured wine, with tart, firm blackberry fruit. Tannins are chewy and bring up more dark flavors of chocolate, licorice and black tea.