2011 Pinot Noir - Donum Estate
In 2008, we started talking with one of the premier growers in the area, Anne Moller-Racke, President of Donum Estate Winery about acquiring fruit. Moller-Racke has had a long relationship with the original Buena Vista vineyard block, serving as the vineyard manager for years. When that Buena Vista Winery was sold, the family retained 70 acres of vineyard. This site, which was planted in 1989, became the Donum Estate Vineyard. In 2009, we were able to buy a couple of tons of the “Donum Selection” clone of Pinot. Thought to have originated from the Roederer clones brought from France and destined, primarily for sparkling wine production, this selection is central to the wines from Donum Estate and exhibit wonderful complexity and a world class lingering finish.