Domaine Serene Yamhill Cuvée Pinot Noir

domaine serene yamhill cuvee
LCBO Vintages Releases Classics Collection
Pinot Noir
Type: Red Table Wine
Vintage: 2015

LCBO Vintages Classics Collection

 

The Yamhill Cuvée has an aroma profile of red fruits, minerals, spice, earth, and hint of French Oak. The palate offers youthful tannins and balanced acidity which leads to a smooth and graceful finish. It is approachable in its youth, while maintaining the elegance and finesse of a Domaine Serene Pinot Noir.

 

“A lovely entry into Domaine Serene’s range of Pinot Noir, the ‘Yamhill Cuvée’ is quite impressive in this hot vintage. Gorgeous red fruit aromatics mark the nose along with ripe guava, pomegranate, red cherry candy and a touch of blood orange rind adding complexity. The palate shows wonderful poise, with red cherries, red raspberries and teaberry flavors showing beautifully. Poised, with notable weight, this is a spectacular effort from Domaine Serene and one of the finest examples of this Cuvée which I have tasted in quite some time.”
92 points, International Wine Report, April 2018

 

“A blend of five vineyard estates, this has a very plush and smooth, supple feel with bright red cherries and plenty of spicy fragrance. This is super fresh, really succulent and alluring. Drink now.”
92 points, JamesSuckling.com, Nov 2018

 

“As always, the Domaine Serene wines are hedonistic in style: big and bold with lush, ripe fruit and plenty of classy new oak. They’re hedonistic, open wines for lovers of a New World style. I was impressed with some older vintages opened for my tasting. Although these wines are approachable on release, you might consider giving them some time in bottle, because they sure do sing after some bottle aging. The 2015 Pinot Noir Yamhill Cuvee is pale to medium ruby-purple with a nose of black cherries, black licorice, cardamom, nutmeg and cinnamon with touches of tilled soil. Medium to full-bodied with warm, ripe black fruits in the mouth framed by baking spice, it’s got a good frame of fine-grained tannins and juicy acidity, finishing long and very spicy. There’s a definite oak presence here, but a very classy one.”
91+ points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Aug 2018

 

“This entry level Pinot Noir is a fine introduction to the winery’s portfolio of single vineyard selections. Tight and still tart, it mixes wild berry fruit with well-managed herb and bark accents. Though the tannins need more time to soften, the overall balance and depth suggest medium term aging potential. Drink 2020–2025.”
91 points, Wine Enthusiast, Aug 2018