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2013 Domaine Serene Grand Cheval

Removed from a professional wine storage facility

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RATINGS

93Wine Enthusiast

...bouquet redolent of smoke and licorice, tobacco and vanilla. Though it's Syrah that seems dominant, adding flavors of supple purple fruits to the aromatic mix, it seems apparent that the Pinot Noir component extends the finish, turning a potent and powerful wine into one that exits with delicacy and breeding.

91Vinous / IWC

Sexy oak-spiced black and blue fruits incense vanilla and candied flowers on the assertively perfumed nose. Supple sweet and penetrating offering pliant blackberry cherry-vanilla and violet pastille flavors that pick up a smoky nuance with air. Shows impressive depth as well as energy and finishes very long and smooth with sneaky tannins shaping the sappy fruit.

91James Suckling

A chewy yet soft and polished red with tar and dark berries. Sliced mushrooms, too. Full, beautiful, very long and flavorful.

REGION

United States, Oregon

Oregon is the fourth largest producer of wine in the U.S., after California, which produces nearly 90% of all wine made in the U.S., Washington State and New York State. Though winemaking in Oregon started in the 1850s, thanks in part to several German immigrants who planted German wine grapes, as in other American wine regions the Oregon industry folded in the beginning of the 20th century during Prohibition. Starting in the early 1960s modern winemaking pioneers planted vineyards in south central Oregon and the more northern Willamette Valley. Pinot Noir did well in the cool microclimates of Oregon, and by the late 1960s the state was already earning a reputation for its artisanal Pinot Noirs. By the 1970s innovative Oregon viticulturalists were traveling to Burgundy for Pinot Noir clones, and to Alsace for Pinot Blanc clones. Today the state has about 20,000 acres planted to wine grapes and more than 400 wineries. Pinot Noir remains the state’s most celebrated wine, followed by Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Gris. The Willamette Valley just south of Portland is Oregon’s most acclaimed wine producing region.