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2013 Domaine Serene Recolte Grand Cru Chardonnay

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RATINGS

96James Suckling

Very dense and layered white that's always intense and lively at the same time. Full body, beautiful fruit and impressive length. Shows flavors of brioche, apples, lanolin, pineapple, licorice, fennel and aniseed. Hints of ginger, too. Love the complexity.

93Vinous / IWC

Fresh pear nectarine honey vanilla and smoky lees on the deeply scented complex nose. Sappy and seamless in texture offering palate-staining orchard and pit fruit flavors sharpened by suggestions of ginger and smoky minerals. Closes with serious thrust and lift featuring lingering notes of pear nectar vanilla bean and lemon curd.

92Wine Spectator

Open-textured, broad and expressive, with zingy citrus and silvery tinges to the pear and mineral flavors, lingering on the zippy finish.

92Wine Enthusiast

...sophisticated and subtle...spotlight apple, pear and citrus, all polished and well-integrated.

REGION

United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills

Dundee Hills AVA is in Yamhill County, and it is entirely contained within the Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon’s best known appellation. Dundee Hills is about 30 miles southwest of Portland, and has 1,300 vineyard acres. It was awarded AVA status in 2004 and, like much of Oregon, is known for Pinot Noir. Several of Oregon’s 20th century wine pioneers established their vineyards and wineries in Dundee Hills, adding to its status as a region long-recognized for producing high quality, iconic Oregon wines. Eyrie Vineyards, Erath Winery and Sokol Blosser remain some of Oregon’s most celebrated producers, and all were founded in what is now Dundee Hills in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.