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2012 Donati US Red Blend "Claret"

Winery: Donati

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Claret"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 14% Malbec, 14% Cabernet Franc, & 2% Petit Verdot

Region: Paicines

State or country: CA

Price: $22

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

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Donati 2012 Claret.

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