Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Chardonnay 2021, Dundee Hills, Oregon

The combination of Dijon-clone vines, Jory soil and the high elevations of our Dundee Hills estates gives us Chardonnay fruit of unparalleled quality. The 2015 Evenstad Reserve Chardonnay is a beautiful shade of pale yellow. Upon approach, intense aromas of Key lime, ginger, and brioche leap from the glass. As the wine continues to open, a second layer of aromatic complexity presents itself with pronounced Meyer lemon, honey, graham cracker and fresh pastries – quickly taking you back to fond memories of your favorite boulangerie in the French countryside. On the palate, both citrus and melon take center-stage and vibrant acidity is brought into harmony by a rich, creamy mouthfeel. A balance of oak and acid showcases its power and elegance, resulting in a long, lingering finish that echoes with layer upon layer of vanilla and stone fruit. Barrel aging 13 months in 40% new French oak barrels. Today, Domaine Serene produces Pinot Noir from six vineyard estates, spanning three Willamette Valley AVAs, and Chardonnay solely from high elevations in the Dundee Hills.