Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve 2014
An exhibit in the mastery of blending, the 2014 Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir evokes mystery. Provocative notes of black currant, dark cherries, and cloves fill the glass. In the mouth, it glides effortlessly across the palate exposing waves of complex flavors reminiscent of blueberry pie and compote. With velvet tannins, brooding depth and concentration, the long weighted finish lingers with great finesse and persistence.
There is a darker fruit spectrum evident in the reserve, with notes of coffee, smoke, black fruits, a touch of charred wood all worked through, and without damping the core fruit flavors. Those bright flavors spotlight raspberry, plum and black cherry. A light cola flavor pokes through, with ripe tannins and proportionate acids. The barrel treatment is beautifully applied, adding sweet spice to the finish.