Cattleya Wines Donum Vineyard Pinot Noir
The 2014 Pinot Noir Donum Vineyard is a gorgeously elegant, perfumed and floral Pinot Noir that sports a vibrant, translucent purple color as well as medium-bodied richness, a silky, lively texture, integrated acidity and terrific complexity in its violets, exotic spice, peppery herbs and black cherry/framboise aromas and flavors. From a cooler site that's closer to the bay, in Sonoma County, it saw a small portion of whole clusters during fermentation and was aged in three French oak barrels. Drink this elegant and impeccably balanced Pinot Noir anytime over the coming decade or more.
In order to fully enjoy and truly experience this complex Carneros Pinot Noir, it is suggested that you decant first, and then allow it to evolve in your glass. The fruit is sourced from the oldest vines at The Donum Vineyard: The West Slope. These stately vines provide grapes that alchemize into concentrated, seductive silky tannins, intense aromatics an a full promise of complexity.