Donati Family Vineyard - 2016 Claret

Donati Family Vineyard - 2016 Claret

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Donati Family Vineyard

  • Located in Templeton, CA, in the heart of Paso Robles Wine Country
  • Tasting Room is open to the Public, conveniently located off of Highway 46 West
  • Produce ~30,000 cases per year, focused on Bordeaux Varieties and Blends, although they also produce an unoaked Chardonnay as well as limited amounts of Viognier, Albarino, Grenache, Mourvedre, and Petite Sirah
  • Family Owned and Operated since the beginning with 3 Generations of the Family working in the company

2016 Claret

  • 7,000 cases produced
  • 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 7% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot
  • 23 months in 13% New French Oak, 7% New American Oak, 2% New Russian Oak. The balance neutral.

Tasting Notes:

Aromas of Cherry Cola, Boysenberry, Chocolate Dipped Blueberries.  Well balanced, medium bodied with well integrated tannins. Notes of Blackberry, Boysenberry and Mocha. Medium finish with lingering notes of Cherry, Graphite and Mocha