Critical Acclaim: 93 pts James Suckling; 92 pts Vinous; 92 pts Owen Bargreen; 91 pts Wine Enthusiast; 91 pts International Wine Report; and 90 pts Burghound.
Winemaker Tasting Notes: Fresh and vibrant, the 2017 ‘Yamhill Cuvée’ exudes pure and refined elegance. Introduced by a fetching floral nose, intense pure fruit flavors of strawberry, dark cherry and tart cranberry burst on the palate. A veil of complex notes of mulled spices, forest floor and chaparral balance the fruit-driven essence of the wine. The mouthfeel is dense with pure, rich texture and fresh minerality, integrating the structured tannins, leading to a smooth lingering finish.
About the Wine: The ‘Yamhill Cuvée’ is an ultra-premium Willamette Valley Pinot Noir with consistency vintage to vintage due to the blending of Pinot Noir from each of our main vineyard estates. Named for the county where all of the Domaine Serene estates are found, the inaugural vintage of this blend includes the designation of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA and grapes from the Dundee Hills and Eola-Amity AVAs.
Varietal: Pinot Noir.