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2009 La Rochelle Pinot Noir "Donum Estate"

La Rochelle 2009 Donum Pinot Noir

Winery: La Rochelle

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Donum Estate"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Carneros

State or country: CA

Price: $75

Cases produced: 115

KWG Score: 92 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: December 31, 2012

Wine Review: This bright ruby colored Pinot opens with an inviting blueberry and gentle plum bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and very approachable. The flavor profile is a tasty mild spicy plum with notes of black pepper and a hint of black currant black cherry in the background. The finish is dry and its mild dusty tannins linger for a while. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: This wine, our first release from the Donum site, is 100% Donum clone. This wine is one of the most intriguing we have produced, combining dark and black fruits, subtle oak, dried sage, and garrigue. On entry, this wine shows abundant acidity and a mid-palate viscosity and weight that portends age worthiness. Though, a “big” wine, the 2009 Pinot Noir – Donum Estate Vineyard, shows wonderful acidity that mitigates the youthful breadth of the wine and carries the flavors on a long and pleasing finish.

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