The Donum Estate, Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, Sonoma County, California, 2016 through Merchant of Wine.

The Donum Estate, Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, Sonoma County, California, 2016

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About the Producers
Founded in 2001, the Donum Estate in the acclaimed wine region of Carneros brings to life a delicate balance between wine, land and art that has made it an international destination for enthusiasts and connoisseurs everywhere. Celebrating its 20th vintage this year, the Donum Estate creates single vineyard, single appellation Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from small lots that distinctly express the characteristics of each terroir. Each bottling represents a unique voice.

The Donum Estate spans over 200 acres, with nearly 150 planted. Its winemaking practices create environments in which the vines can thrive and produce the highest-quality fruit as possible, with as little intervention as possible. Sustainability is at the forefront of the Donum Estate vision—let the land lead. Donum, in fact, is Latin for Gift of the land.

More than 40 large-scale, open-air sculptures live harmoniously among the Donum Estate landscape and vineyards. Dotted throughout, each piece plays with scale, nature, and imagination. Many pieces were curated in collaboration with Donum’s owners and the artist, uniquely created to fit with the land. The collection brings together a global community of artists, including works from Ai Weiwei, Keith Haring, Subodh Gupta, Doug Aitken, and many more, with art lovers who themselves represent the world.

It’s the commitment to this partnership—between wine, land and art—that has created a truly interactive experience at the Donum Estate. To visit, and to enjoy its wine, is to feel the living, breathing balance that makes it come alive.

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Grape / Blend
100% Pinot Noir

Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast, California

Winemaker's Tasting Notes
The 2016 Russian River Estate is a striking ruby/garnet color, with lifted aromas ofblackberry, blueberry, cranberry preserves and kirsch, with accompanying notes oftoasted pinenut, dried leaves and an exotic clove note. Luscious and fresh on the palatewith juicy berry and black fruit and firm but subtle tannin. Big yet still bright, the finishhas herbal notes joining the lingering dark fruit.

94 Points - James Suckling
The depth here is impressive with red cherries and blueberries, spiced game and lighter, herbal nuances. Complex pinot. The palate has richness and density with impressive depth and concentration through the middle. Quality pinot.

93 Points - Wine 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. Drink now through 2024.

Product size: 750ml

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