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2012 Domaine Serene Two Barns Vineyard Pinot Noir

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RATINGS

92The Wine Advocate

...lifted bouquet, quite floral and well defined with red berry fruit mixed with touches of chalk. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit and very nicely balanced with supple tannin...

92Wine Spectator

Bright and tangy, with juicy acidity underlying the cinnamon-accented red berry and cherry flavors, coming together on the refined finish.

91Vinous / IWC

Ripe dark fruit, cola and vanilla aromas pick up a smoky mineral nuance and a hint of mocha with air. Broad and open-knit, offering plush black raspberry and boysenberry flavors that spread out and slowly become spicier on the back half. Shows very good intensity and a touch of dark chocolate on the subtly tannic finish...

91Wine Enthusiast

Broad berry/cherry fruit flavors open up quickly, with lighter accents of compost and leather. This is a smooth, somewhat loose-knit wine, with pretty baking spices decorating the finish.

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.