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2018 Donum Russian River Valley Estate Grown Reserve Pinot Noir

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June 25, 2023 - $76



95The Wine Advocate tea, earth, cola and lilac with a core of black and blue berries. The medium-bodied palate has a silky texture and is more open than the nose at this stage, offering earth-laced fruits, a grainy frame and uplifted finish.

95James Suckling

This has generous aromas of wild raspberries, dried strawberries, vanilla, orange zest and fresh mushrooms. It’s medium-bodied with juicy tannins and a soft, silky texture. Fantastic depth of flavor.

94Wine Spectator

Bursts across the palate with zesty cherry and raspberry flavors that are backed by suave acidity and medium-grained tannins, ending with dried rose petal accents on the sumptuous, mineral-filled finish.

92Wine Enthusiast

This is a thick, concentrated and robustly ripe red wine, intensely flavored in dark tones of cherry and blackberry.


United States, California, Sonoma, Russian River Valley

Russian River Valley AVA is named for the river that meanders from Mendocino County in the north until it finally runs into the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco. The AVA is cool thanks to its proximity to the northern California coast and the river, and grape growers must learn to deal with regular fog. Nevertheless in recent decades the AVA has become one of the best in the state, meaning that its wines often earn excellent reviews and have considerable cachet. The AVA status was awarded in 1983 and today the appellation has 15,000 vineyard acres. Chardonnay is the most widely planted grape though Pinot Noir has also been very successful in recent decades. Russian River Valley Pinot Noir are known for being rich, lush and filled with concentrated fruit and berry flavors. Russian River Pinot Noirs are today considered some of the best domestic Pinot Noirs.


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.