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2017 Domaine Serene Cote Sud Vineyard Chardonnay

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March 10, 2024 - $46

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RATINGS

93Vinous / IWC

Vibrant, oak-spiced orange, pear skin and yellow apple aromas, along with building floral, vanilla and buttered toast notes. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering intense tangerine and pear nectar flavors that pick up a sweet vanilla flourish with air. Shows repeating smokiness on the finish, which lingers with impressive, floral-tinged persistence.

93James Suckling

Some quite rich pear and peach with hazelnut and biscuit spices threaded throughout. The palate has a fleshy and plush feel with assertively fresh acidity and good focus. Finishes with fresh-pear flavor.

92Wine Enthusiast

...fruit falls more toward the lean side, with pea-vine, apple and lime flavors. But it's the buttery, toasty, rich-tasting barrel highlights that are particularly attractive here.

91Wine Spectator

Vibrant and sleek, with expressive pear and Meyer lemon flavors that are laced with toasty spice and linger on a lasting 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

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.