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Donnachadh Family Wines – Estate Pinot Noir

United States
California
Wine
Red

The Facts

Origins United States > California > Santa Barbara County

Appellation Sta. Rita Hills

Varietal Pinot Noir

Cepage 100% Pinot Noir

Winemaking Clones Swan, Pommard, Calera, 115- hand picked, 15% whole cluster, natural yeast, unfiltered, unfined, 25% new oak

Aging 11 months in barrel

Alcohol Content 13.0 %

Production 300

Serendipity Markets Texas

The Character

Tasting Notes Aromas of strawberry, violets, wild sage, forest floor, and pitch show on the delicate and complex nose. On the palate there is a wave of tart red cherry, blackberry, and plum followed by notes of sarsparilla and Earl Grey tea on the lengthy finish. This is a wine of exceptional complexity and finesse, Donnachadh’s best Pinot Noir to date

Overall Complex, Delicate, Classic Santa Barbara

Mouthfeel Juicy Fruit, Savory Mid-Palate, Lengthy Finish

Aromas Strawberry and Red Cherry, Violets, Wild Sage, Earl Grey Tea, and Forest Floor.

Selling Point Small production, cool site, balance, organic farming

Pairings Duck, mushrooms, roast chicken, burgers, pizza, pasta

Awards 95 Wine Enthusiast (2018)

Sustainability Certified Organic t, Sustainable In Practice t, Natural Fermentation t

The Story

Donnachadh is an organically farmed vineyard in the heart of the Santa Rita Hills AVA. The property was planted in 2013, the culmination of a dream for owners Drew and Laurie Duncan. Pinot Noir vines are midslope on a north-facing hillside where coastal fog and cooling winds prolong the growing season. Well-drained soils with clays derived from marine shale give a lean nutrient diet and just the right amount of moisture. In this bottling, Dijon clones blend with Califonia heritage grapes for a captivating marriage of old world elegance with Golden State exuberance.

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Brand Story

Family owned and organically farmed Donnachadh (Donna-ka) Vineyard is situated on Santa Rosa Road in the famed Sta. Rita Hills. It's also the culmination of a dream for owners Laurie and Drew Duncan. After an expansive search they found 285 acre gem in 2013, and planted 40 acres of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah with some Gamay & Grenache.

Brand Story

Family owned and organically farmed Donnachadh (Donna-ka) Vineyard is situated on Santa Rosa Road in the famed Sta. Rita Hills. It's also the culmination of a dream for owners Laurie and Drew Duncan. After an expansive search they found 285 acre gem in 2013, and planted 40 acres of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah with some Gamay & Grenache.

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