Named for the county where all of Domaine Serene’s estates are located, this signature blend includes grapes from the Dundee Hills, Eola-Amity Hills, and Yamhill-Carlton AVA’s. The winery’s ability to combine fruit from a variety of parcels results in premium Pinot with consistent quality from year to year. Aged 15 months in French oak, 45% new, the 2016 Yamhill Cuvée is extremely expressive showcasing heavenly aromas of cocoa, pomegranate, clove, and star anise. A patchwork of cherry, cranberry cocktail, and blueberry flavours explode on the palate. Polished and plush, its seamlessly integrated and inviting tannins lead to a long, lingering finish. An extremely appealing wine, with the complexity, elegance and finesse expected from a Domaine Serene Pinot Noir.
“This is an earthy and attractive wine that has a deeply spicy red-cherry thread that offers a bright and more centrally focused palate than many other pinots from Serene, making for immediate appeal. Drink now.”
93 points, JamesSuckling.com, July 2019
“The 2016 Yamhill Cuvée Pinot Noir is another fantastic bottling from this famed Oregon winery. Aged for fourteen months in 44% new French oak, this evokes bright red fruits with toasty oak and light peat moss accents that connect aromatically. The palate has a lovely sense of poise, weight and astringency, with dark and red fruit flavors with orange rind and forest floor undertones. This is about as compelling as it gets for an entry level Oregon Pinot Noir. Enjoy this expressive effort now or over the course of the next decade.”
92 points, International Wine Report, April 2019
“This blended cuvée offers a fine introduction to the winery’s extensive portfolio of single-vineyard Pinots. Lovely fruit flavors combine red berries, cherries and subtle notes of orange peel. The tannins are firm and polished, and for such a large production wine it maintains good focus throughout the finish.”
91 points, Wine Enthusiast, Jan 2019