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Date Printed: 1/27/2015
The Donum Estate Carneros Estate Grown Pinot Noir 2008
The Donum Estate Carneros Estate Grown Pinot Noir 2008
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Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 1/27/2015: $52.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2006 PinotReport rating: 96 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This rich, concentrated Pinot Noir displays layers of blackberry, Bing and black cherry aromas along with subtle suggestions of strawberries, rose petals and baking spice in a very provocative nose. On the mouth, the wine is dense and silky, weighty and lithe, with lively black cherry and berry flavors so vibrant as to suggest fresh juice and flesh that linger through a prolonged finish.
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About The Donum Estate:

Since The Donum Estate's first release in 2001, Donum winegrower and founder, Anne Moller-Racke has remained committed to growing Pinot Noir based on a Burgundian grand cru model of estate farming. A Carneros grower for over three decades, Anne has worked alongside the industry's foremost authorities, including Andre Tchelistcheff, Dr. Phil Freese and Dr. Paul Skinner. As the caretaker for Donum's three estate vineyards - most notably, the 47 acres planted to heirloom and Dijon clone Pinot Noir and Chardonnay on Donum's 147-acre Carneros rance - her focus is on crafting wines that not only exhibit regional character, but also possess intensity, grace and power. With just a decade under its belt, Donum has secured a reputation as one of California's top producers of cellar-worthy Pinot Noir.