C. Donatiello

2012 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

California: Sonoma County: Russian River Valley

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$45.00
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

The Modern Traditionalist

Today’s delectable C. Donatiello 2012 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is a very balanced, very delicious wine that really impressed our entire tasting panel. This highly recommended wine shows beautiful fruit, harmoniously balanced against classic earthiness and subtle spice.

Earthy goodness and gorgeous fruit waft from the glass, giving you a preview of what’s to come - long before you even lift the wine to your nose. On the nose, you’ll find dark cherry, blackberry and plum that meld with earthy forest floor, wild mushroom, leather and subtle spice.

This wine is incredibly balanced, with fruit and earthiness wowing your palate in even proportion. The wine leads with bold dark cherry, blackberry, strawberry and blueberry. These are quickly joined by earthy forest floor, flinty mineral and hints of leather, spice and pomegranate.

This is one wine that is sure to impress your friends! Show up at your next dinner party with a bottle and be prepared to be showered with appreciation.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Perfect ruby red with great clarity through a slightly darker ruby heart. Tall, skinny legs run swiftly down the glass after a good swirl.

Smell:

Dark cherry, blackberry and plum that meld with earthy forest floor, wild mushroom, leather and subtle spice.

Taste:

Dark cherry, blackberry, strawberry, blueberry, earthy forest floor, flinty mineral and hints of leather, spice and pomegranate.

Finish:

Extra extra long, with plenty of juicy red fruit that gradually yields to earth and spice as the wine takes on a very plush and elegant feel.

Pairing:

We’ll go out on a limb here and recommend that you enjoy this amazing wine with a grilled pork tenderloin, with a coffee, cocoa and chile rub.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Webster Marquez
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Vintage
2012
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Abv
13.4%
Acid
5.7
pH
3.63
Aging
10 months
Barrels
20% new French oak
Harvest date
September - October, 2012
Bottling date
July 25, 2013
Priduction
1283 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Oct 16, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$45.00
Avg. Price
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