Clear, bright, medium-pale straw yellow. Clean on the nose with medium-full aromas of yeast, brioche, vanilla, poached pears in their skin, and cream with some stone. Dry on the palate, medium acid, full body, medium alcohol, long finish. Flavors of pears, yellow apple, clafoutis, grilled peaches with honey, and straw. Highly recommended. (91-93) RR

WHO: Domaine Serene
WHAT: Pinot Noir
WHERE: Willamette Valley, Oregon
WHEN: 2010
HOW MUCH: $85 (media sample)

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