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2013 Donati Family Vineyard Chardonnay Sorelle Per Sempre

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5/25/2015 - Ombibulous Likes this wine: 87 points

Sisters Forever. Pale colour. On the nose, tropical and citrus. Soft, creamy midpalate. Short, crisp finish, with slight banana, like a hefeweizen almost. Tastes unlike most other Chardonnays I've had. The fruit comes out nicely. Family owned, sustainable farming. $14.

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2012 Donati Family Vineyard Claret Paicines

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5/22/2015 - Jeffreyshen wrote: 87 points

Blackberry, slightly tangy and light with hints of oak.

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2004 Donati Family Vineyard Claret Paicines

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5/21/2015 - IndyEater Likes this wine: 88 points

pleasant surprise from our wine stash.

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2010 Donati Family Vineyard Merlot Paicines

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5/7/2015 - MadisonWIneGuy wrote: 88 points

A very nice merlot here. It lost some of the smoke it had when I had it at a tasting before buying, but it's still got plenty to like. A little smoky acidity and a scent of violets, plenty of plum without being fruity, solid backbone, lasting finish. Some complexity (certainly not unidimensional), but not a ton. 88-89 pts.

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2012 Donati Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Paicines

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4/13/2015 - MelissaRemarkable Likes this wine: 83 points

Smooth, sweet with distinct sugar cane on the palate.

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2012 Donati Family Vineyard Cabernet Franc Paicines

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3/29/2015 - quaffnov Likes this wine: 91 points

No formal notes, had this at Seasons 52 in Lone Tree, a very full bodied, juicy cab franc, an excellent pairing with chicken pesto flatbread.

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2012 Donati Family Vineyard Claret Paicines

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3/29/2015 - manonthemoon wrote: 84 points

Small taste.
Black berries, little earth
Black berries, green pepper, earth, little pepper
short sort of thin

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2011 Donati Family Vineyard Chardonnay Sorelle Per Sempre

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3/10/2015 - mseeber Likes this wine: 87 points

Fresh and lively, despite age. Short on the palate, but a nice pairing for a warm day.

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2012 Donati Family Vineyard Cabernet Franc Paicines

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3/7/2015 - peternelson wrote: 89 points

Piney, rich, ripe cassis, small black berry, slick, smooth (RS?).

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2009 Donati Family Vineyard Cabernet Franc Late Harvest Paicines

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1/31/2015 - robmatic wrote: 87 points

I kind of like this, but I also feel that it could have been way better with a little more sweetness. It has good body and richness, but the sweetness and acidity levels are really mild relative to the ripe aroma, which leads you to expect more. Maybe I was hoping for a baby recioto, and was a bit disappointed. However, I must say it's a great wine for the price.

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2013 Donati Family Vineyard Chardonnay Sorelle Per Sempre

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1/25/2015 - Braemar Likes this wine: 89 points

Crisp and fresh no oak fruity light citrus.

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2006 Donati Family Vineyard Ezio Paicines

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1/8/2015 - ramclain Likes this wine: 93 points

Wonderfully aged

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2007 Donati Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Paicines

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1/4/2015 - Larahargrave wrote: NR

Drink now! Tannins are very soft to begin with that anymore age wouldn't do this justice. I bought this wine for wholesale cost and it's the best California value I can find. All their wines are so silky it will trick your palate into thinking you're not drinking a full bodied rich cab.

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2011 Donati Family Vineyard Claret Paicines

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12/19/2014 - ramclain Likes this wine: 88 points

Needs to open up, decant for a couple hours and/or let it age for a while longer.

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2009 Donati Family Vineyard Cabernet Franc Late Harvest Paicines

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12/14/2014 - klezman wrote: NR

Wow, very little RS for a late harvest. More "off-dry" than "sweet"! Great acid in comparison to the sugar, although it's flavour profile is closer to a slightly late harvested wine. There's a bit of bell pepper and black pepper on the palate along with plum. A bit of a confusing "dessert" wine in that sense. It's got just enough sugar to not be a meal wine but not enough to really feel like a dessert wine. Overall it's quite enjoyable, even if it defies categorization.

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2011 Donati Family Vineyard Merlot Paicines

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11/15/2014 - Mike Kopanski wrote: 90 points

Giant Wine Sale & Tasting 11/15/2014 Cellar in Greene, Columbia, SC (Cellar on Greene, Columbia, SC): When I tasted the 2008 offering of this wine I was truly impressed. This 2011, from a much less forgiving vintage, is also very impressive. These people like to make good wine, and they seem to have a nice touch with Merlot. Very California, no doubt about the upfront fruitiness, but also very well balanced with secondary flavors. Super dark color, there is some Cab Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec to help. Nicely delineated layers dark fruit, herbal and green pepper flavors and aromas, big toasty oak, young tannins and balancing acid. The mid palate is really impressive, give credit to those supporting Bordeaux varietals, with rich buttered blueberry. By the time we get to the finish, more blackberry with graphite is prevalent.

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2008 Donati Family Vineyard Syrah Paicines

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11/28/2014 - ramclain Likes this wine: 92 points

Well aged at this point.

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2007 Donati Family Vineyard Syrah Paicines

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11/28/2014 - ramclain Likes this wine: 90 points

Very inky and fruity, well aged currently.

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2006 Donati Family Vineyard Syrah Paicines

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11/28/2014 - ramclain Likes this wine: 89 points

Past it's prime, with aeration it improved tremendously.

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2007 Donati Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Paicines

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10/27/2014 - ramclain Likes this wine: 96 points

Aged to perfection right now! Unbelievable!

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2007 Donati Family Vineyard Syrah Paicines

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11/23/2014 - Awilcox Likes this wine: 93 points

WOW. Lots of dark, dark fruit and spice. Creamy consistency, very rich. Excellent QPR and would buy more if I could find it.

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2006 Donati Family Vineyard Claret Paicines

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11/15/2014 - Carnesman wrote: 90 points

We've been drinking our magnums, and they're drinking quite well, but definitely time to drink them. After around 6 hours they still have lingering leather and cedar notes, with hints of plum and blackberry. Great to drink right now in a magnum!

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2011 Donati Family Vineyard Ezio Paicines

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11/6/2014 - danielbleier Likes this wine: 90 points

This was quite good, friendly and easy to drink. Some jam, but mainly just clean fruit with grilled herb and cedar notes.

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2011 Donati Family Vineyard Immigrant Paicines

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11/6/2014 - danielbleier Likes this wine: 88 points

A bit tight, but still enjoyable for its blend of red fruit and herb flavors

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2011 Donati Family Vineyard Claret Paicines

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10/31/2014 - awoodby Likes this wine: 88 points

Great daily drinker type of wine, a bit of sweet, nothing complex but snooth, fruity with well integrated tannins.

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