The best characteristics of two very different varietals meet in perfect harmony to form a wonderfully remarkable blended red wine. This proprietary blend offers an exotic aroma profile consisting of dark fruits, intriguing spices, tar, cola and smoke. On the palate, the wine is full bodied and rich with silky tannins and a distinctively lengthy finish. Created to be our “Steakhouse wine” the Grand Cheval is bold enough for the richest of dishes, yet soft enough to please any palate.
“My grandfather, Carl Mickelson, was a Norwegian immigrant farmer who farmed his entire life with the aid of a large work horse. This horse pulled the plow, the wagon or the sleigh, and allowed him to provide for his family on a small, sustainable farm in Northern Minnesota. My grandfather loved his “big horse” and as a small child I learned to love that horse too. This very special wine is dedicated to the memory of my grandfather and his “Grand Cheval”. – Ken Evenstad, Proprietor
Passion and Commitment led Ken and Grace Evenstad to Oregon, more than two decades ago. Propelled by a desire to produce the world’s best Pinot Noir, they founded Domaine Serene in Dundee Hills, located in the Northern Willamette Valley, where Oregon Pinot Noir began - and where its heart remains today.