Domaine Serene Yamhill Cuvee Pinot Noir 2018
|Region||United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley|
This is an exceptionally aromatic year for this wine, which jumps from the glass with spicy raspberry and cherry fruit. In the mouth it's sharp and a bit peppery, with some bite to the tannins. Aerate it if drinking over the next couple of years, or give it a bit of cellar time to smooth it out further.
Deep scarlet. Spice-accented cherry and dark berries on the fragrant nose. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering bitter cherry, blueberry and licorice flavors and a jolt of cracked pepper on the back half. Closes long and gently chewy, with repeating spiciness, building tannins and a sweetening hint of mocha.
Taut and structured, with black cherry, bay leaf and dusky spice flavors that build toward broad-shouldered tannins. Best after 2022.