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2016 Domaine Serene Cote Sud Vineyard Pinot Noir

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July 9, 2023 - $61



94The Wine Advocate

...scents of woodsmoke, cola, underbrush and blood orange peel over a core of red and black currants and cherries plus notes of dried violets and potpourri. Medium-bodied with intense amaro-driven flavor layers, it has a finely grained frame and seamless freshness with a long, layered finish.

93Vinous / IWC

A highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe cherry, dark berries, tea rose and peppery spices, along with subtle vanilla and savory herb nuances. Round and seamless in texture, offering energetic black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that pick up cola and mocha notes on the back half. Shows sharp definition and spicy cut on the impressively long finish, which is given shape by fine-grained, slowly building tannins.

93James Suckling

There’s very plush and assertive character to this wine, which delivers a round and glossy feel with a super fresh red and dark-cherry and plum nose, framed in fine-grained spices and a lithe, nicely detailed palate that delivers a fleshy, supple and approachable texture at the finish.

93Wine Enthusiast

This instantly appealing selection melds citrus, berry, cherry and spice in a harmonious and well-integrated whole. Ample aging in new barrels adds layer upon layer of cinnamon, butter, caramel and chocolate, while the innate balance keeps it from every feeling fat or heavy.


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.


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.