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2012 Donum Carneros 1870 Pinot Noir

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June 18, 2023 - $36



93Wine Spectator

Deceptively complex and very subtle, with fine-grained tannins amid the ripe raspberry, blackberry, black tea, kitchen spice, loamy earth and dried herb notes.

92Robert M. Parker Jr.

...sweet notes of cranberries, mulberries and black cherries, forest floor and earth. It reveals a nice structural profile as well as moderate tannin.

There is a really lovely texture to the seductive, round and sappy middle weight flavors that possess very fine volume while delivering solid length on the more complex finish.


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.


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.