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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
The Donum Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2009
The Donum Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 121584)
boutique wine

Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $71.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2006 PinotReport rating: 94 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Pinot Noir displays abundant and intense aromas of ripe black fruits, including cherry, plum and raspberry, in a complex and concentrated nose. Smooth and richly textured, the wine offers great depth of black cherry, berry and cola flavors with notes of mineral and spice on a bright and long-lasting 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.