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2014 Donum Russian River Valley Estate Grown Pinot Noir, 1.5ltr

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RATINGS

95Wine Enthusiast

Seductive and velvety, this concentrated Pinot Noir is richly layered in raspberry cherry cordial, cardamom and cola flavors. Pine and allspice notes contribute a homey spiciness as as the fullness of the wine lingers into a long finish.

91The Wine Advocate

...expressive aromas of crushed red cherries, mulberries and black raspberries with touches of cinnamon stick, lavender, cloves and forest floor. Full-bodied with plenty of poise and finesse, the vibrant fruit layers are seamlessly matched by silky tannins and lively acidity, finishing long with the earthy nuances coming through.

91Wine Spectator

Presents an authoritative core of rich, earth- and licorice-laced blackberry and wild berry jam flavors, pushing ripeness in a pleasing manner.

REGION

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.

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.