2008 Serene, Domaine Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve

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  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • JS 95
  • WE 94
  • WS 93
  • WA 92
  • CG 92
  • BH 91
  • W&S 90

Reviews for 2008 Serene, Domaine Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve

JS 95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, September 2014
A soft and luscious red with dried strawberry and lemon character plus hints of smoky oak. Very clean and direct with beautiful, focused fruit. Show youth and finesse still. Wonderful elegance and beauty with richness... A soft and luscious red with dried strawberry and lemon character plus hints of smoky oak. Very clean and direct with beautiful, focused fruit. Show youth and finesse still. Wonderful elegance and beauty with richness. Drink now or hold.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2012
Dark full generous and ripe to the far edge of elegance this powerful Pinot is saturated with black fruits annotated with fennel pepper smoke and espresso the rich and varied flavors rolling right through a lush midpalate... Dark full generous and ripe to the far edge of elegance this powerful Pinot is saturated with black fruits annotated with fennel pepper smoke and espresso the rich and varied flavors rolling right through a lush midpalate and on into a gently fading finish. Retasted over 24-48 hours it continued to evolve and develop additional nuances. A wine to cellar for a decade or more.- P.G.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, May 2012
Sleek and tangy tightly focusing its cherry raspberry and mineral flavors on a taut frame. Finishes with intensity and a hint of black olive. Drink now through 2018. -HS
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2010
The 2008 Evenstad Reserve has a super-expressive nose of smoke spice mineral incense black cherry and black raspberry. This leads to a medium-bodied stuffed wine containing layers of ripe fruit outstanding volume vibrant... The 2008 Evenstad Reserve has a super-expressive nose of smoke spice mineral incense black cherry and black raspberry. This leads to a medium-bodied stuffed wine containing layers of ripe fruit outstanding volume vibrant acidity and a lengthy velvety finish. It will benefit from 2-3 years of additional bottle age and will offer prime drinking from 2012 to 2020. -Jay Miller
CG 92
Connoisseurs' Guide - Connoisseur's Guide, June 2012
Deep but not in the least overdone and a bit on the firm side in balance the 2008 Evenstad Reserve is a mid-sized Pinot Noir of quiet complexity and grace with a trim mix of ripe red cherries sweet oak green tea and herbs... Deep but not in the least overdone and a bit on the firm side in balance the 2008 Evenstad Reserve is a mid-sized Pinot Noir of quiet complexity and grace with a trim mix of ripe red cherries sweet oak green tea and herbs running its length. It is not a big wine and it shows more a little more lean muscle than fat and while it takes on a bit of tightening last-minute tannin another few years in the cellar are sure to set most everything right.
BH 91
Burghound - Burghound, June 2012
This is exceptionally fresh and beautifully complex with a spicy nose of various red berry fruit and floral aromas. The succulent even opulent medium weight flavors possess a plush mouth feel as the firm yet silky tannins... This is exceptionally fresh and beautifully complex with a spicy nose of various red berry fruit and floral aromas. The succulent even opulent medium weight flavors possess a plush mouth feel as the firm yet silky tannins impart a sophisticated texture to the dusty firm and overtly spicy finish. Because the tannins are so ripe and pliant this could easily be enjoyed now though for my taste I would allow it to mature for a few more years first.
W&S 90
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, October 2012
Dark and chocolaty this yields hints of raspberries with air. The palate has a tea-like accent and a seamless texture with plenty of oak to mark the finish. Give it time in the cellar to knit.