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Donati Family Vineyard

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FAMILY. ESTATE. VISION. That’s the Donati Family, as is evidenced upon first glimpse of their spectacular estate vineyard.
Templeton, CA
Phone: (877) 511-9463
Website: http://www.donatifamilyvineyard.com
Appellation: Paicines
Tasting Room: Wine Tasting available daily at our winery in Templeton, CA. 11a-5p (805)238-0676 Located 4 miles off of the Hwy 101 on Hwy 46 West
Cabernet Sauvignon
CAW Rating: 90
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2003 Donati Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Paicines

At Donati Family Vineyard, the Cabernet vines are thinned to extraordinary levels to achieve exacting concentration of flavor and color, as well as lush, mouth-filling tannins. Thi ... mores fine Cabernet speaks volumes about the dedication and tireless effort the Estate Vineyard staff has put into this project, from vine to bottle.

$25.00  
Claret
CAW Rating: 94
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2005 Donati Family Vineyard Claret
Paicines

This blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, & Petite Verdot shows ripe red fruit on the nose, with dark fruit, chocolate and dusty notes on the palate. ... more Well-integrated tannins give the wine an easy-drinking style that will satisfy now, and continue to improve in bottle for several years to come.

$20.00  
Meritage
CAW Rating: 96
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2003 Donati Family Vineyard Meritage
Paicines

The classic Bordeaux blend, Donati Vineyards 2003 Meritage truly shows the strength of character and integrity of quality that is the primary focus of our winemaking effort.

$30.00  
Merlot
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2004 Donati Family Vineyard Merlot
Paicines

Richly expressive in character, deeply fruity and solidly colored, our Merlot expresses exactly what this fine Bordeaux variety is all about.

$25.00  
Chardonnay
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2005 Donati Family Vineyard Chardonnay
Paicines

Delicate in overall feel, medium in weight, the wine is richly textured and flavored, and is immediately accessible. Its balanced acidity should provide it with the ability to sati ... moresfy for many years to come.

$18.00  
Pinot Blanc
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2006 Donati Family Vineyard Pinot Blanc
Paicines

Donati Pinot Blanc truly reflects the delicacy of flavor and savory character for which this variety is known and appreciated around the world.

$15.00  
Chardonnay
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2006 Chardonnay

With true varietal character seamlessly integrated with its French Oak accents, the Donati Family Vineyard 2006 Chardonnay is our finest version of this elegant wine to date. We ut ... moreilized one and two year old French oak barrels in 80% of the Chardonnay lot. The remaining 20% was fermented in stainless steel tanks and only allowed to complete partial malolactic fermentation.

$20.00  
Pinot Grigio
CAW Rating: 99
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2007 Pinot Grigio

Donati Family Vineyard Pinot Grigio was crafted in the style of the finest Northern Italian whites. This choice of style reflects the fact that cooling afternoon breezes flowing th ... morerough our high-elevation vineyard site at the crest of the Paicines Hills provide balanced acidity to our grapes.

$20.00  
Pinot Blanc
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2007 Pinot Blanc

Donati Pinot Blanc truly reflects the delicacy of flavor and savory character for which this variety is known and appreciated around the world.

Enjoy this wine as a ... moredelicious aperitif, or as an ideal partner with grilled fish, Spicy Vietnamese or Thai cuisine, or garden fare.

$20.00  
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Merlot
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2005 Merlot

Finding an ideally suited microclimate for growing Merlot is a significant challenge, for often, this varietal falls short of its expectations. In the Paicines hills above Holliste ... morer, along the San Andreas faultline, the Donati Family has truly found a perfect home for this grape.

This wine was barreled immediately after pressing and underwent malolactic fermentation in new French Oak, a technique that facilitates integration of oak flavor components into the wine, mellowing both the raw flavors of young wine and fresh wood.



After this stage, the wine was transferred into one and two year old French oak barrels as well as a small amount of Appalachian Oak to create a backdrop of subtle smoke and vanilla. The wine spent 22 months on oak.


$25.00  
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Syrah
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2005 Syrah

From the Estate Vineyard in Paicines, located at one of the highest and steepest points on the property, the Syrah block is planted in exceptionally well-drained decomposed granite ... more soils. This helps keep berry size minimal due to the limited water availability. The resulting fruit, dense in color and rich in tannins and flavor intensity, was fermented in small open-top tanks to extract every nuance from the berries and skins.

$30.00  
Meritage
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2005 Ezio

The meritage style blend is comprised of 48% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot. It presents dark berry fruit, cocoa and black olives ... more, thanks to the large presence of Cabernet. The Merlot adds red-fruit characteristics, coffee and black pepper. These flavors, harmoniously assimilated, will continue to develop with age, or if decanted for an hour or two.

$50.00  

Updated on February 24, 2009

CrazyAboutWine recommends contacting Donati Family Vineyard at http://www.donatifamilyvineyard.com or calling (877) 511-9463 to verify the winery's location.

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