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2016 Donum Russian River Valley Estate Grown Pinot Noir

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February 26, 2023 - $38



94Wine Enthusiast

Earthy, herbal and delightfully seasoned in sweet and savory spice tones, this bold, seductive wine is structured in firm tannins and integrated acidity. Flavors of cranberry, rhubarb and tangerine give the palate a tart, bright and refreshing sensibility, with an ending bouquet of rose and cola.

93Wine Spectator

This offers a deep well of ripe dark cherry, plum tart and dark currant flavors. Tapenade accents show midpalate, with a long finish filled with decadent Asian spice and dark chocolate notes.

92The Wine Advocate

...notes of kirsch, redcurrant jelly, black raspberries and crab apples with touches of star anise, cumin seed and cardamom. The medium-bodied palate is wonderfully perfumed with a ripe, fine-grained frame and bold freshness, finishing with great length.


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.