Donati Family Vineyards is a small winery in Paicines. Paicines? The town of Paicines, population 204, consists of a country store, restaurant and post office, all in one convenient building, all 10 miles from Hollister. The Donati Family Vineyard is the only brand located in the Paicines appellation. Neighboring appellations are home to Calera Wine Company, Chalone Vineyard, Leal Vineyards and DeRose Vineyards. Enjoy this dark berry-fruited, chocolate-inflected Cab with ribs, the Donatis suggest.
Aroma: Aromas of dark cherry, leather and earth
Palate: Flavors of cherry and cocoa on the midpalate
with a nice balance of acid and tannin
Aging. ~Tasting Notes.
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As a young boy, Ron Donati grew up in South San Francisco, the son of a first generation Italian-American family. One of his fondest memories was the sights and smells of his grandfather making wine in his basement. Like most Italian immigrants, Albino Donati made his own wine for the family dinner table. As an adult, Ron became a successful entrepreneur with a penchant for making quality products that were attainable to all, not just a select few. This same passion serves as the foundation and guiding mission of Donati Family Vineyard today. It is our goal to produce wines of exceptional quality regardless of budget.