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2017 Donum Carneros Pinot Noir

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May 7, 2023 - $46



93James Suckling

...super plush and ripe, luxuriant feel with aromas of spiced blueberries and dark cherries, wound up with earthy threads. The palate has such fleshy, velour-like tannins. Really fine and long with great depth.

92The Wine Advocate

...shy and broody on opening, with aromas of moss-covered bark and forest floor giving way to cranberry, rhubarb, blackberries and amaro hints with touches of blueberry. Light to medium-bodied, it's rounded and silky in the mouth with great flavor intensity, softly grainy tannins and juicy acidity to refresh the long, very spicy finish.

92Wine Spectator

Delicately ripe and spicy, with rich loamy elements to the dark cherry and roasted plum flavors, filled with savory accents. Rooibos tea notes show on the minerally 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.