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The Donum Estate Carneros Estate Grown Pinot Noir 2012

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750ML / 14.5% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

The Donum Ranch covers the slopes of three hills in the Carneros region just northof San Pablo Bay. Nestled amid these hills is a 50-acre vineyard, planted to a diversecollection of Dijon clones and heirloom selections of Pinot Noir. The Carneros EstateGrown Pinot Noir not only comes from the best blocks in the vineyard – the grandcru sites – but also is a selection of the most appealing barrels within each lot.

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RP 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2012 Pinot Noir Estate Anderson Valley is a beauty. Its deep ruby/blue color is accompanied by glorious aromas of violets, blueberries and raspberries, a medium-bodied mouthfeel, and terrific purity, texture and length.
CG 91
Connoisseurs' Guide
When it comes to fruity precision and careful crafting, Donum’s Carneros appellation offering does not take a back seat to its pricier, single-site siblings, and it, in fact, is a first-rate Pinot Noir by any and all measures. Its insistent, very well-focused, varietal fruit is played against a judicious dollop of complementary sweet oak, and, while very rich stuff, it is also impeccably balanced and bright. While eminently enjoyable now, it very much wants age to grow into its best, and we recommend it be held for at least three or four years.
WS 91
Wine Spectator
Tightly wound, firm and vibrant, with rich notes of loamy earth to the dried berry, herb, sage and cedar details. Very young and dense, showing a smoky, toasty edge on the finish. Best served by short-term cellaring. Drink now through 2023.
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast
There's a feral quality to this estate-grown wine that's in keeping with its lineage and appellation, a funky earthiness wrapped around vibrant cherry compote and juicy blackberry, seasoned in nutmeg and cardamom. Complex and layered, it builds momentum in the glass, taking on additional spicy characteristics and is structured on the finish.
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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.
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Known for elegant wines that combine power and finesse, Carneros is set in the rolling hills that straddle the southernmost parts of both Sonoma and Napa counties. The cooling winds from the abutting San Pablo Bay, combined with lots of midday California sunshine, create an ideal environment for producing wines with a perfect balance of crisp acidity and well-ripened fruit.

This cooler pocket of California lends itself to growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. Carneros is an important source of sparkling wines made in the style of Champagne as well.

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