A couple of weeks ago, we met another couple for dinner at The Melting Pot in Virginia Beach and had the chance to try Domaine Serene’s Yamhill Cuvee Pinot Noir. True to form, I pair Oregon Pinot with just about anything – Slim Jims, cheese whiz, turkey, beef, sushi – and now fondue.
Domaine Serene 2006 Yamhill Cuvee Pinot Noir
A blend of 54% Pommard, 33% Dijon, and 13% Wadenswil Pinot Noir clones of Pinot Noir sourced primarily from the Eola Hills and estate vineyards in the Dundee Hills. About $37 in a retail store, but we were able to pay $57 at the restaurant. Nice reddish purple color. I picked up a sulfur component at first… after some time in the glass that burned off to reveal a nose of rose, strong raspberry and earth. Smooth, velvety mouth feel with cherries, plum and raspberry taste along with baking spice on the finish.
I’m happy to report that the Domaine Serene was better than the fondue…