2012 Donati US Red Blend "Claret"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Claret"
Wine Category: US Red Blend
Grape blend: 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 14% Malbec, 14% Cabernet Franc, & 2% Petit Verdot
State or country: CA
Cases produced: unknown
KWG Score: 90 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)
Review date: October 17, 2015
Wine Review: This ruby colored Claret from Donati is very good. It opens with a black fruit and gentle oak bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and a little fruit forward. The flavor profile is a gentle red cherry and plum blend with notes of nicely integrated gentle minerality. I also detected hints of faint vanilla oak and a touch of boysenberry. The finish is dry and its fruit flavors fade away nicely. This Claret would pair nicely with homemade meatloaf. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: Aroma: Aromas of cherry, coffee, and earth. Palate: Flavors of cranberry, ripe cherry on the mid-palate with nice balance of acid and tannin.
Organic status: not organic
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