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.