2016 Domaine Serene 'Evenstad Reserve' Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, USA
"The 2016 Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve, aged 16 months in 65% new French oak, has a pale to medium ruby-purple color and scents of blackberries, black cherries, underbrush, pipe tobacco and woodsmoke with accents of bergamot and laurel. Medium-bodied and silky, it slowly opens with floral and mineral-tinged fruits, firmly framed and juicy with a long, spiced finish. This will benefit from another year in bottle."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 93 Points
"Refined and stately in style, offering elegantly complex raspberry and cherry flavors, with orange peel and clove notes, gaining structure toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2026."
Wine Spectator 93 Points