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Date Printed: 7/25/2014
The Donum Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2010
The Donum Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2010
(search item no. 124433)
boutique wine
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Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $69.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 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:

The 2010 Russian River Estate Pinot Noir is garnet in color, with just a hint of purple. The wine is a blend of two clones, with 667 providing dark fruit flavors and weight, and 115 adding perfume, red-fruit, and lift. The nose shows powerful blackberry and raspberry aromas, with cherry pie and dried herb notes underneath. The palate is spicy and vibrant, with blackberry and black cherry joined by notes of fresh fig, cedar, and cocoa. The fruit turns darker as the wine opens, with a classic Russian River cola characteristic lingering on the 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.