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    Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008
    Pinot Noir - Willamette Valley, Oregon

    Ratings

    • WE94
    • WS93
    Price: $125.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 94 Wine Enthusiast, 93 Wine Spectator, 92 The Wine Advocate, 91 Tasting Panel, 90 Wine & Spirits

    Region: Willamette Valley, Oregon

    Varietal: Pinot Noir

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.1%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 122250

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 2008 wines are reminiscent of the wonderful 2000 vintage; great purity of fruit and structure. Critics and fans alike agree that these wines may someday be counted as some of the best made in Oregon.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Dark, full, generous and ripe to the far edge of elegance, this powerful Pinot is saturated with black fruits, annotated with fennel, pepper, smoke and espresso, the rich and varied flavors rolling right through a lush midpalate and on into a gently fading finish. Retasted over 24–48 hours, it continued to evolve and develop additional nuances. A wine to cellar for a decade or more. Cellar Selection

    94 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Sleek and tangy, tightly focusing its cherry, raspberry and mineral flavors on a taut frame. Finishes with intensity and a hint of black olive. Drink now through 2018.

    93 Points
    Wine Spectator

    The 2008 Evenstad Reserve has a super-expressive nose of smoke, spice, mineral, incense, black cherry, and black raspberry. This leads to a medium-bodied, stuffed wine containing layers of ripe fruit, outstanding volume, vibrant acidity, and a lengthy, velvety finish. It will benefit from 2-3 years of additional bottle age and will offer prime drinking from 2012 to 2020.

    92 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Fresh cherry nose; racy, crisp and ripe with tangy acidity and lovely bright fruit.

    91 Points
    Tasting Panel

    Dark and chocolaty, this yields hints of raspberries with air. The palate has a tea-like accent and a seamless texture with plenty of oak to mark the finish. Give it time in the cellar to knit.

    90 Points
    Wine & Spirits
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