Found this gem from last year in the cellar. Lucky me! So pretty and so sumptuous! Just enough fruit, totally balanced and integrated.￼ — a month ago
Love the work that the winemaker does, but this was my first Cattleya. Lifted profile with a touch of spice...assuming some whole cluster usage. Perfumed potpourri, spicy red fruits, and black cherry skin on the nose. Medium acidity with stemmy/herbaceous notes alongside violets, more black cherries, underripe plum and peppercorn. — a year ago
Excellent. Air it out a bit. Fantastic — 3 months ago
Finally took a drive and picked up our Donum quarterly allocation....stopped at Mustards Grill in Napa for some dinner takeout! Order anything it's all great food!!
Double decant and pour. A fetching medium red color. On the nose: very fragrant...strawberry and more strawberry with floral, woodsy, and cherry notes. Taste: a restrained, Burgundy style with cherry, wet leaves, herbs, tea, and gravel. A dry wine (med acidity) with a medium plus finish. — 4 months ago
2014 - year of the horse
Double decant and pour. A medium dark ruby red color. Buckle up, your going to enjoy this ride. On the nose: sweet raspberry, forest floor, some vegi, slight menthol, with a little cinnamon. Taste: black cherry, gravel, minerals, currents, with a smokey graphite long finish. A rich, soft, savory mouthfeel (this is no cherry cola Russian River bomb).
West slope is a limited production wine from the middle portion of the west slope block in their Carneros vineyard...get some if you can and give it some time in the cellar.. — 6 months ago
A delicious experience with this Pinot from Donum Decanted 3 hours. Color- clear red garnet. Nose-Cherry red licorice and hints of strawberry spice. Big mouth full of red cherry tart fruit, warm feel in the mouth and a long finish of baking spices and slightly smokey. Tannins present but smooth and could still integrate more. A wonderful delightful and nicely structured wine. A definite way to elevate your day or evening. — 5 months ago
Medium ruby color. Aromas of a fresh cut cedar, dried flowers and red fruit. Great flavors of cranberries, raspberries and red plums. Slightly rustic structure with a solid tannic core and great acidity. A long lingering finish of red fruit and cinnamon. A really nice wine. — 6 months ago
Outstanding Pinot — 9 months ago