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.
“The 2016 Pinot Noir Yamhill Cuvée aged 14 months in 44% new French oak. It has a medium ruby-purple color and explosive aromas of warm cranberry sauce, cinnamon stick, clove, forest floor and tar notes with red currants, black cherries, crushed blackberries, tree bark and dried flowers plus an orange peel hint. Medium-bodied and silky, it explodes with ripe fruits, earthy nuances and spices, softly framed and fresh with a long, layered finish.”
94 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, April 2020