Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Chardonnay 2015
|Region||United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley|
Precise and well-structured, with floral lemon and apricot aromas and sleekly complex lime and stony mineral flavors that finish with laser-sharp crispness. Drink now through 2023. 1,431 cases made.
This is a rich, heavy wine, a Chardonnay on steroids. It's packed with ripe and lush tree fruits, and those flavors are matched with generous barrel toast. Though it feels a bit thick on the palate, it has enough acidity to avoid being flabby and is terrifically delicious. Drink now through 2021.
The 2015 Chardonnay Evenstad Reserve has a pretty oaky nose of cedar box, coconut and vanilla over a core of ripe apricots, honeydew melon and guava with a waft of ginger. The palate is medium to full-bodied and notably wood-laced, with plenty of butterscotch and tropical fruit flavors to back up the wood, finishing with great persistence.