DOMAINE SERENE Chardonnay, Willamette Valley 'Récolté Grand Cru' 2013

2016 TOP 100 WINES | Rank #11

The 2013 'Récolte Grand Cru' is an extremely impressive Chardonnay made from Domaine Serene's finest selection of Estate fruit. As this extraordinary wine opens it instantly dazzles with its gorgeous deep, golden hue, and complex aromatic profile of fresh sliced apple, lemon zest, vanilla, crème brûlée, white truffle with suggestions of butterscotch and nutmeg. This continues to impress as it demonstrates beautiful balance and focus with a lovely rich texture leading up to the exceedingly long finish. I expect this Chardonnay will continue to develop nicely over the next few years, and should continue to cellar beautifully over the course of the next decade. Overall, this is a simply outstanding wine from winemaker Erik Kramer and his team, and a testement to how good Chardonnay can be from the region. This truly amazing Chardonnay is certainly amongst the most compelling I have tasted from Oregon all year and should not be missed. (Best 2016-2030) - November, 2016 (OB)

Wine Specifications

  • Report Date: November, 2016
  • Producer: Domaine Serene
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Drinking Window: 2016-2030
  • Estimated Value: $125
  • Country: United States
  • Region: Oregon
  • Appellation: Dundee Hills
  • Importer: N/A

Find More: Oregon Report: Vol. II (2014-2015), OREGON 2013, DOMAINE SERENE

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