Domaine Serene

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Domaine Serene 2011 Récolte Chardonnay (Dundee Hills)

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  1. $125

This is the winery’s top Chardonnay, kept in bottle an extra year prior to release. Even in a challenging vintage such as 2011 it’s a huge wine with astonishing concentration and power. The fruit has coiled intensity—so potent that it seems ready to burst wide open. Ripe apple and peach, olive oil, toasted almonds and plenty of new oak flavors abound. It’s a…

 — P.G.  (2/1/2015)
95
points

Domaine Serene 2007 Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley)

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  1. $58

A very elegant and refined Evenstad Reserve, with grace notes of sandalwood and a lovely cherry core. The fruit is immaculate, the concentration focused and lengthy, and the flavors are so artfully blended that the wine is seamless and perfectly balanced. Although it is drinking like a mature wine, there is every reason to cellar wines such as this—it can develop…

 — P.G.  (6/1/2011)
94
points

Domaine Serene 2009 Côte Sud Vineyard Chardonnay (Dundee Hills)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $49

Immaculately clean and fresh, this enters the mouth with a pleasing lightness, displaying a mix of stone fruits and a streak of vanilla wafer running right through its core. It opens in the glass, adding muscle and depth, ultimately developing into a complex and persistent wine that simply refuses to quit.

 — P.G.  (6/1/2012)
94
points

Domaine Serene 2008 Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $65

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…

 — P.G.  (6/1/2012)
94
points

Domaine Serene 2008 Mark Bradford Vineyard Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $90

Domaine Serene has been dialing down the new oak (at least as far as its impact on the wines) and making more and more nuanced wines, that truly capture the terroir of their spectacular Dundee Hills vineyards. Here is a beautiful mix of supple fruits—cherries and berries, with appealing sweetness—along with delicate highlights of spice and herb. It’s finished with…

 — P.G.  (10/1/2011)
94
points

Domaine Serene 2012 Côte Sud Vineyard Chardonnay (Dundee Hills)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $75

Five different Dijon clones go into this barrel-fermented wine. It starts out tightly wound, well-defined with a mineral base under ripe flavors of caramel apple. The crisp, razor-sharp acidity lets the fresh apple fruit shine through, wreathed in notes of flint and smoke and finished with pretty barrel toast.

 — P.G.  (2/1/2015)
93
points

Domaine Serene 2012 Clos du Lune Vineyard Chardonnay (Dundee Hills)

  1. $70

Showing more toast than butter, this is a firm, concisely knit and dense wine. Very ripe flavors of apple and peach are wrapped in a frame of toasty oak and caramel. Decadent and delicious, it rewards some extra breathing time and can be cellared 2021–2023.

 — P.G.  (2/1/2015)
93
points

Domaine Serene 2012 Clos du Soleil Vineyard Chardonnay (Dundee Hills)

  1. $75

Scents of buttered popcorn and oiled nuts ride over a rich midpalate with ripe kiwi, melon and apple fruits. The barrel fermentation brings a wealth of toast and butter flavors, and the length of the finish is superb.

 — P.G.  (2/1/2015)
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