The Donum Estate Carneros Estate Grown Pinot Noir 2016
The 2016 Carneros Estate opens with a note of sassafras and salty air that seems to be the signature of our terroir, which is joined by aromas of Bing cherry, fresh red currant, raspberry, pomegranate, and subtle notes of marzipan and rosemary. Juicy black cherry, berry, and plum aromas dominate the palate, with subtle dried herb notes. While still tight at this young age, there is massive concentration and depth, with structure and a surprising delicacy that suggests the wine has a long life ahead of it.
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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.