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2007 Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve

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VINEYARD: Blend of Pommard (38%), Dijon (44%) and Wadenswil (18%) clones of Pinot Noir sourced from our vineyards grown in the Willamette Valley: (Dundee Hills 66%) and (Eola Hills 34%).

CROP YIELD & AGING: 2.14 tons/acre. Aged 18 months in French oak barrels of which 67% were new.

VINTAGE NOTES: At Domaine Serene, we've always maintained that great wines begin with great vineyards. This was particularly true of the 2007 vintage, where a myriad of weather conditions and temperature changes made for a very challenging harvest. Yes, it rained, but as fastidious as Pinot Noir may be, a little rain is not a bad thing, especially in dry-farmed vineyards. Most importantly is to have strong, proactive vineyard practices and a sound, diligent winemaking team that maintains a level head and does not panic and pick early. 2007 was a cool, wet vintage and will answer all requests for lower alcohols. The wines are beautifully integrated and drinking much softer at an earlier age that is to say these are balanced and nuanced wines that are enjoyable now but will reward proper cellaring.