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2012 Donum Anderson Valley Pinot Noir


ITEM 8575021 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

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2 $115
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91Robert M. Parker Jr.

...accompanied by glorious aromas of violets, blueberries and raspberries, a medium-bodied mouthfeel, and terrific purity, texture and length.

91Wine Spectator

Well-built in terms of structure, and lightly aromatic, with firm, gravelly tannins wrapped around a tight core of vivid raspberry and dried herb flavors.



Donum Estate is comprised of estate vineyards in Carneros, the Russian River Valley and Anderson Valley. The estate is owned by Winside Inc., a partnership of five Danish investors. The president is Anne Moller-Racke, who has more than 30 years experience in vineyard management and operations in Napa Valley. Donum produces estate grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.


United States, California, North Coast, Mendocino County, Anderson Valley

Mendocino AVA was established in 1984 and amended in 1989. It includes numerous sub-appellations. Mendocino AVA is entirely within Mendocino County, and the AVA is known for its Mediterranean climate. Vintners successfully grow Carignan, Charbono, Grenache, Zinfandel, Petit Sirah and Syrah. In cooler parts of the region Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are also grown. Mendocino County is home to nearly 600 vineyards, and many have been certified organic for decades, thanks to the region’s famous “green and sustainable” approach to agriculture and nearly everything else. Mendocino was named for 16th century explorers, a pair of brothers whose last name was Mendoza. Winemaking, however, didn’t start until the 19th century when some would-be gold miners decided it was more profitable to make wine than to pan for gold. Italian immigrants in the late 19th century continued to establish winemaking ventures.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.