DOMAINE SERENE Chardonnay, Willamette Valley 'Récolté Grand Cru' 2012

Representing the best of Serene's impressive Chardonnay collection, the 2012 'Recolte Grand Cru' Chardonnay is a stunner. Using the choicest estate fruit, the Chardonnay saw extensive barrel aging (17 months, 50% new French oak) and displays the best of the fantastic 2012 vintage. This gorgeous bottling begins with aromatics of brioche, hazelnut, Gala apple and suggestions of allspice. There are rich and intense flavors of poached pear, honeydew melon and Fuji apple with a huge finish and lingers for more than 40 seconds. The weight and viscosity is there. Head winemaker Erik Kramer has crafted a hugely impressive effort in this heavyhitter of a wine. This is gorgeous right now but will continue to build lovely secondary characteristics, so try age this for at least another year.(Best 2017-2028) - February, 2016 (OB)


Wine Specifications


  • Report Date: February, 2016
  • Producer: Domaine Serene
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Drinking Window: 2017-2028
  • Estimated Value: $120
  • Country: United States
  • Region: Oregon
  • Appellation: Dundee Hills
  • Importer: N/A

Find More: Oregon Report - Vol. I (2013/2014), OREGON 2012, OREGON 2013, DOMAINE SERENE

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