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2012 Domaine Serene Monogram Pinot Noir

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December 31, 2023 - $175

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RATINGS

98James Suckling

Aromas of blueberries, blackberries and asphalt combine with hints of peaches and orange peel. Fantastic. Full-bodied and extremely polished red with velvety tannins. Center palate is superb, and it's where forest fruits, fresh mushrooms and dried flowers are all on offer. Glorious fruit and length.

93Wine Enthusiast

As befits this ripe and forward vintage, this special cuvée is rich to the point of voluptuousness—a generous expression of cherry and plum fruit broadly displayed across the palate...brings smooth and lightly buttery accents of caramel and chocolate. It's a sexy wine...

90+ The Wine Advocate

...sautéed herb-laced nose with black cherry cordial, blackberry preserves and dark chocolate notes plus hints of tilled loam, chargrill, licorice and cedar. Full-bodied, big, rich, dense and dark-fruited, there is notable oak poking through on the palate, with crisp acid and chewy tannins, finishing long and a little angular.

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.