Donati Family Vineyard

Claret Paicines Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

8.865 ratings
8.89 pro ratings
Paicines, Central Coast, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Mary Stanton

Excellent

Excellent

2 people found it helpfulMar 19th, 2016
Perry Sutton

For this price point I couldn't believe how heavenly smooth this wine is... Definitely decant; you won't be disappointed!

For this price point I couldn't believe how heavenly smooth this wine is... Definitely decant; you won't be disappointed!

2 people found it helpfulJul 24th, 2015
Sarah Alfano

One of the best value cabs I've found. Bought at Costco

One of the best value cabs I've found. Bought at Costco

1 person found it helpfulJul 2nd, 2016
Christanna Honer

Pyraziney and jammy, kinda awkward.

Pyraziney and jammy, kinda awkward.

Jul 16th, 2015
Jerry Hindes CS, CSW

Bordeaux in style with new world fruit. Interesting, let's see how it tastes in couple of hours.

Bordeaux in style with new world fruit. Interesting, let's see how it tastes in couple of hours.

Apr 26th, 2015
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.7

Not the most complex wine but pretty cool in that it contains all 5 bordeaux grapes. Also, shows a bit of that greenpepper quality that is often lacking in california wine these days.

Not the most complex wine but pretty cool in that it contains all 5 bordeaux grapes. Also, shows a bit of that greenpepper quality that is often lacking in california wine these days.

Apr 10th, 2015
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

8.7

Juicy with considerable acidic life & gentle, caressing tannins. Forest berry fruit with green-like touches of cedar & pickles. Medium finish.

Juicy with considerable acidic life & gentle, caressing tannins. Forest berry fruit with green-like touches of cedar & pickles. Medium finish.

Mar 22nd, 2015
Debra Mazzoleni

Big big big needs to be decanted and served with a big fat steak. Love the Donati wines

Big big big needs to be decanted and served with a big fat steak. Love the Donati wines

Dec 20th, 2014
Janet Coleman

Fruity nice moderately priced blend. Slightly smokey but went well with grilled meat.

Fruity nice moderately priced blend. Slightly smokey but went well with grilled meat.

Dec 31st, 2016
Joe Kent

Great balance & flavor a true Claret

Great balance & flavor a true Claret

Aug 24th, 2016