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Don & Sons Pinot Noir 2010

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Our 2010 Pinot Noir is mostly comprised of two di erent Sonoma Coast sub-appellations: The Petaluma Gap and Carneros. The wind and the fog are the Petaluma Gap's trademarks. The fruit from this cooler area adds depth and complexity to this medium-bodied Pinot Noir while the Carneros in uence provides eshy fruit notes that linger on the palate. These cooler climates help keep the grape acidity at advantageous levels to balance the wine's smooth, soft tannins.

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Don Sebastiani & Sons:
  To Don Sebastiani and Sons, family is clearly an important aspect of winemaking. While Don Sebastiani and Sons wasn’t founded until 2001, Samuele Sebastiani created a winery in 1904, and started growing the company, as well as the town of Sonoma. Over the years, the winery changed hands many times, but it always stayed within the family. By 2000, the winery was producing eig... Read more
  To Don Sebastiani and Sons, family is clearly an important aspect of winemaking. While Don Sebastiani and Sons wasn’t founded until 2001, Samuele Sebastiani created a winery in 1904, and started growing the company, as well as the town of Sonoma. Over the years, the winery changed hands many times, but it always stayed within the family. By 2000, the winery was producing eight million cases of wine a year. However, at that time, Don Sebastiani sold many of the assets and kept only the family brand and the Sonoma winery and vineyards. Though he stepped down as CEO and Chairman in 2000, that wasn’t the end for him. In 2001, he and his sons, Donny and August, founded Don Sebastiani and Sons, eventually growing production back up to two million cases annually. Today, Greg Kitchens and Michelle McClendon, winemakers for Don Sebastiani and Sons, strive to produce high-end wine at affordable prices. They don’t just source grapes from California - they’ve also formed partnerships to create Australian and Chilean blends, further expanding the company’s reach and complexity. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Don & Sons Pinot Noir

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
3.50 5
11/19/2012

Tight on the nose and vaguely chalky early on with emerging notes of used briarwood pipe, beetroot and strawberry rhubarb pie. Rather well behaved in the mouth, this shows nice restraint to the medicinal-toned black cherry and dusty beetroot flavors. There's a bit of mineral that pops on the back end, along with hints of strawberry pie and dried herbs that gain a bit of root beer on the moderately long and very gently spicy finish. There's a nice purity to this. The fruit flavor profile is not typical Pinot, being more minty and medicinal, but it is well presented. 88pts


Member Reviews for Don & Sons Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: Mr Dolce
4535423,871
3.50 5
12/09/2013

A terrifically pleasing wine. A subtle complexity, well balanced, and an nice finish.


Snooth User: Botte
43343150
3.50 5
09/27/2012

Been buying this regularly lately as I think the price is right. A little darker & heavier than other pinots, but real slick. A variety of berry flavors; blueberry, strawberry and rasberry come to mind with a lingering vanilla finish.


External Reviews for Don & Sons Pinot Noir

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
02/15/2014

Aromas of red raspberry, rose petal, tamarind and notes of cedar unfold from this dazzling ruby hued Pinot. Fresh crushed berries and plum dance across your tongue giving way to a bright finish with notes of black walnut and cherries jubilee. Pair this with Chicken Enchiladas Suiza, tri-mushroom Bordelaise served with rosemary flatbread, chocolate-dipped Madeline's or crepes with chocolate sauce and fresh strawberries.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
02/15/2014

This is a new brand from veteran Don Sebastiani & Sons, and it’s a a bottle of easy-drinking deliciousness. Mellow and smooth, it shows cherry pie, sandalwood and white pepper flavors.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
06/14/2012

Aromas of red raspberry, rose petal, tamarind and notes of cedar unfold from this dazzling ruby-hued Pinot Noir. Fresh flavors of crushed berries and plum gradually give way to a bright finish with hints of black walnut and cherry.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
01/27/2012

Ripe with heavily extracted cherry and strawberry flavors with a slight astringency akin to pomegranate seeds.


External Review
11/14/2013

Double Gold - SF Wine Competition



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Our 2010 Pinot Noir is mostly comprised of two di erent Sonoma Coast sub-appellations: The Petaluma Gap and Carneros. The wind and the fog are the Petaluma Gap's trademarks. The fruit from this cooler area adds depth and complexity to this medium-bodied Pinot Noir while the Carneros in uence provides eshy fruit notes that linger on the palate. These cooler climates help keep the grape acidity at advantageous levels to balance the wine's smooth, soft tannins.

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