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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
The Donum Estate Carneros Estate Grown Pinot Noir 2010
The Donum Estate Carneros Estate Grown Pinot Noir 2010
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Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $75.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 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 The Wine News rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#59 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2013

The 2010 Carneros Estate Pinot Noir is medium ruby in color, with just a hint of the garnet hue so typical of Carneros. The nose shows aromas of black cherry, raspberry, lilac, blackberry and sassafras. The palate echoes these berry and cherry notes, but shows an earthier, iron-like quality along with pomegranate, blueberry and vanilla. Deftly combining earthiness and fresh fruit, this brooding wine is lifted by wonderful acidity, and finishes with a lingering raspberry flavor.

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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.