Donum Carneros Pinot Noir 2015
Deep ruby in color, the nose of the 2015 Carneros opens with rich, dark fruit aromas, which slowly give way to notes of dried flowers, pepper, and espresso bean. The palate shows juicy and intense cherry and blackberry flavors, layered with earthier, more floral notes, giving way to a lingering spiciness.
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Carneros|
Wine EnthusiastThis is a layered, concentrated wine, richly woven with flavors of blueberry, strawberry, rose and lavender. Medium in weight, the palate feels compressed and thick but lifted by a lingering floral element.
Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Carneros Estate Pinot Noir is pale to medium ruby-purple in color with gregarious notes of Bing cherries, rhubarb and pomegranate with suggestions of black pepper, truffles, forest floor and sautéed herbs. The palate is medium-bodied with a fine frame of grainy tannins and background freshness lifting the red berry and earth flavors to a long finish. 700 cases were made.
Wine SpectatorTight and closed, with an edge of loamy earth, dried herb, cedar, anise and sage, ending with firm, fine-grained tannins. Needs time. Best from 2020 through 2027. 690 cases made.