July 11, 2020 - Nez épanoui de prune confit, sel de céleri, de piment, ainsi que des notes de poussière, de pâte d'amandes et de vieille barrique. On dirait un nez d'Amarone / Valpolicella plutôt qu'un pinot ! Un vin velouté aux tannins soyeux. Fruit mature avec une acidité fraiche. Très fin avec un milieu de bouche qui éclate vers une longue finale juteuse. Saveur de réglisse également. Renversant comme vin vieillit ! 93+
November 25, 2019 - Lots of red and black berry aromas and flavors, with fresh and maturing notes in good harmony. Slightly more sweet vs savory spice. Good weight and length. A trace of new oak still protrudes, but only barely detracts from the overall balance. Drinking very nicely now.
March 26, 2019 - Delightful pinot, with bing cherry and black raspberry fruit, hints of spice and underbrush. Not as seamless as a fine burgundy, but well balanced and in a very good place.
February 6, 2019 - Holy wow. This was one of the best new world Pinots I have had in a long time (and I drink a *lot* of Pinot). It shows great in the glass, has a tremendous burst of fresh flavors on the palate, and just lingers in the most wonderful way. I am so glad I disregarded my own tasting notes and held a few bottles. Only one left in the cellar and I'm struggling to decide when to relive that experience. It's hard to believe that this is a 15-year old bottling. Tasted next to Mark Bradford Vineyard and Jerusalem Hill Vineyard, also from Domaine Serene and the 2004 vintage; the Evenstad Reserve not only held its own, but showed that the blends when done right can be so amazing.
December 26, 2018 - Decanted and poured. Beautiful earthy notes of raspberries and truffle. Drank with roasted chicken and vegetables. Others in group rated 94+
*cork was perfect , excellent fill.
December 24, 2018 - OK...wait after opening and decant if possible...needs an hour to blow off funk and pick up weight and structure. This can age a long time if you are willing to gamble on a few.
November 25, 2018 - Popped and decanted, tasted right out of the decanter. Bottle was in great condition, as was the cork.
Mostly crimson but touch of brick with a clear edge. Fairly bright.
Cherries, black berries, plus forest floor on the nose. Menthol and a touch of spice. Nose evolves through the sniff. Really brilliant aromas here.
Wine is sound. Medium alcohol, low acid, tannins diminished. Menthol and velvety tannins really emerge on the palate. Touch of smoke and brine. After about two hours some raw tobacco notes came out. But overall less multidimensional on the palate than it was on the nose. This suggests to me that we may be drinking this a little past its prime. Great bones, though, and glad we got a chance to try it.
August 2, 2018 - This has aged surprisingly well and could last for many more years.
February 27, 2018 - This is nicely aged Oregon Pinot. It’s well balanced and showing off all the right characters. The flora scent is right into your nose when the bottle was opened. Garnet color, medium body, long finish. Red berry fruit just make you mouth watering and asking for more.
December 25, 2017 - Well aged quality Oregon Pinot showing beautifully.