Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2012

Ratings on Delectable

Christine Havens Delectable Pro

I'm on location at #IPNC this year, and have been invited to attend a private tasting at Domaine Serene with winemaker, Erik Kramer. The 2012 Evenstad is, like all of their wines, a study in refinement and purity, with a deep inner perfume of rose petals, dust, forest floor and spice underpinned by alpine strawberries and red forest berries. Pitch-perfect acidity and just the right amount of toast to frame it—spicier notes re-emerge on the finish, with a touch of white pepper adding lift and complexity.

I'm on location at #IPNC this year, and have been invited to attend a private tasting at Domaine Serene with winemaker, Erik Kramer. The 2012 Evenstad is, like all of their wines, a study in refinement and purity, with a deep inner perfume of rose petals, dust, forest floor and spice underpinned by alpine strawberries and red forest berries. Pitch-perfect acidity and just the right amount of toast to frame it—spicier notes re-emerge on the finish, with a touch of white pepper adding lift and complexity.

9.2

miniapple sweet

This is grand, but spendy so prepare yourself.

This is grand, but spendy so prepare yourself.

9.5

Beau Carson Delectable Pro

Forest floor, roasted mushrooms, baking spices, and ripe strawberries. Beautiful.

Forest floor, roasted mushrooms, baking spices, and ripe strawberries. Beautiful.

9.3

Donald Patz Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

Consistent Oregon Producer.

Consistent Oregon Producer.

9.1

Adam Jesberger Delectable Pro

Piney and brown sugar finish. Riper than expected. Pretty good.

Piney and brown sugar finish. Riper than expected. Pretty good.

8.9

Erica Orr Delectable Pro

Obviously well made, nice oak integration and ripe fruit

Obviously well made, nice oak integration and ripe fruit

9.1

Boxer Briefs Delectable Pro

Year in and year out, killer wine.

Year in and year out, killer wine.

Doug Sayed

2012 vintage. Drinking well now with a brief decant. Dark fruit profile with some secondary flavors starting to come though. Much of the structure has faded away with time and so I will drink up my remaining bottles in the next year or so.

2012 vintage. Drinking well now with a brief decant. Dark fruit profile with some secondary flavors starting to come though. Much of the structure has faded away with time and so I will drink up my remaining bottles in the next year or so.

9.2

Joe Gillies

Always a solid producer and wine. Same as previous notes. Drinking well right now.

Always a solid producer and wine. Same as previous notes. Drinking well right now.

9.3

Joe Gillies

Pnp. Really good and drinking well now. Black cherry aroma overload. Black cherry, and earthiness on the palate, which is balanced perfectly by just enough acidity.

Pnp. Really good and drinking well now. Black cherry aroma overload. Black cherry, and earthiness on the palate, which is balanced perfectly by just enough acidity.

9.4

Location

  • 2 New Montgomery St.
    San Francisco, CA 94105

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 9am-9pm
    Sunday: 11am-7pm

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