From Oregon's Greatest Vintage Ever...the Evenstad Reserve
Domaine Serene is one of the most consistent wineries in Oregon today. Their Evenstad Reserve has become a benchmark for Oregon Pinot Noir and a symbol of the quality that Oregon can achieve.
Last year in March I made a quick trip out to Oregon and tasted several vintages from estates like Domaine Serene. Seeing how good the 2008 vintage was overall firsthand and tasting so many 2008s beside each other really gave me a good view of what to secure in the late releasing 2008s as many producers are already onto the 2011 vintage for instance.
Well I am glad I did, as the 2008 Evenstad Reserve is a standout of the 2008 Oregon Pinot Noir Vintage. A vintage that Wine Spectator has rated an overall 97 points!