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2015 Domaine Serene Mark Bradford Vineyard Pinot Noir

ITEM 8558973 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
6 $100
Item Sold Amount Date
I8654839 2 $85 Jan 22, 2023
I8506833 1 $110 Oct 30, 2022
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RATINGS

96James Suckling

...nose is very complex, offering red cherries and subtly earthy tones...palate has brawny, Pommard-clone power and delivers a bold impression, but velvety layers.

95Wine Enthusiast

...deep, densely textured mix of black fruits, cocoa powder and baking spices.

94The Wine Advocate

...tree bark, lemon, blood orange peel, clove, dried flowers and Indian spices over a core of baked cranberries and blackberries, red and black currants and cherries. The palate is medium-bodied, silky and ultra spicy with firm, grainy tannins and good freshness, finishing very long and spicy.

94Vinous / IWC

Intensely perfumed red and blue fruit preserve, mocha, cola and licorice scents, along with hints of exotic spices and vanilla. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering intense black raspberry, cherry cola, violet pastille and succulent herb flavors that become more energetic as the wine opens up. Smoothly plays richness off finesse and finishes impressively long and smooth, with velvety, harmonious tannins sneaking in late.

PRODUCER

Domaine Serene

Domaine Serene is in Dayton, Oregon. The estate has numerous vineyards in several areas of the Willamette Valley, in the heart of Oregon’s Pinot Noir country. The estate was founded in 1989 by Grace and Tony Evenstad. The couple built a pharmaceutical company in Minnesota before starting their winery in Oregon. Domaine Serene is known for its single vineyard Pinot Noirs. It also produces Chardonnay.

REGION

United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley

Willamette Valley AVA was established in 1983, and it is the oldest appellation in Oregon. Oregon’s modern wine industry began in the Willamette Valley in the 1960s when artists, vagabond winemakers, and U.C. Davis oenology graduates looking for new territory started their own, small, off-the-grid wineries. The appellation is the state’s largest, and it extends 175 miles from Columbia River on the Washington/Oregon border to just south of Eugene, near central Oregon. The Willamette River runs through the area, helping to give the appellation a mild year-round climate. There are six smaller sub-appellations within this AVA, but altogether the Willamette Valley has the largest concentration of wineries in Oregon, as well as the majority of the state’s most famous producers. Pinot Noir is king here, followed by Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling. To most admirers of Oregon Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley offers the most distinctive wine choices in the state.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.