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2013 Donum Carneros Pinot Noir

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March 12, 2023 - $31

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RATINGS

93Wine Spectator

...snappy wild berry and blackberry to touches of spice and light oak. Most impressive are the depth, density and length of the finish...

90Robert M. Parker Jr.

...lush black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, earth, spice, sandalwood, a touch of forest floor and a long finish make for a complex, impressive Pinot Noir...

PRODUCER

Donum

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.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Carneros

Carneros AVA, also known as Los Carneros, is at the southern end of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys at the top of the San Francisco Bay. The 8,000 vineyard acres are mostly planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, both of which thrive in the district’s cool, marine climate. Carneros became an AVA in 1983 and it has attracted foreign wine companies along with local producers. It has been especially appealing to European producers of sparkling wines including the giant Spanish cava producers Codorniu and Frexinet, and the French Champagne house Taittinger. Codorniu in Carneros is called Artesa, and Frexinet’s Carneros brand is Gloria Ferrer. Taittinger calls its Carneros winery Domaine Carneros. The European producers also make still wines in Carneros.

TYPE

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.