LOCATION : Templeton, California & Paicines, California
WINEMAKERS : Denise Valoff
KNOWN FOR : Donati is one of the few wineries in the relatively unknown Paicines AVA in Central California. They are known for making quality California wines for prices far lower than similar wineries in the more famous growing areas.
HISTORY : LDonati Family Vineyard was founded in 1998 by Ron Donati, the son of Italian-American immigrants. It was from his family that Ron learned to love wine. Ron and his sons founded their winery with the idea of making high quality wines for reasonable prices. While the actual winery is in Templeton, California, near Paso Robles, the vineyards are located in the Paicines AVA. Paicines is located inland from Monterey, California. It benefits from the cool marine influence of Monterey Bay, making it an ideal area for growing grapes.
FEATURED WINES :
Donati Claret Paicines 2013
This Bordeaux-style blend is aged in oak for 23 months. The oak is not overwhelming, and the fruit flavors are well integrated throughout. A great value wine!
Regular : $13.99 | SALE : $12.59
Donati Ezio Paicines 2013
100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Paicines. Showcasing all the characteristics of Cabernet – Rich, dark flavors with slight earthier notes. Complex and smooth.
Regular : $29.99 | SALE : $26.99
Donati Immigrant Paicines 2012
This Merlot-based blend is much heavier and brooding, but is benefiting nicely from the extra time in the bottle. A slightly more “old world” expression from Donati. Very complex and rich, with a fantastic finish.
Regular : $29.19 | SALE : $26.27
Donati Merlot Paicines 2013
This Merlot is a perfect example of why the varietal should have never fallen out of favor with the wine drinking public. Nice fruit and great acidity make this a wonderful wine to pair with many dishes, while still being drinkable on it’s own.
Regular : $20.29 | SALE : $18.26
Donati Sisters Forever Chardonnay Un-Oaked 2015
Bucking the trend of oaky California Chardonnay, the Sisters Forever Chardonnay gets to show off the fruity and complex characteristics of the grape itself. A delicious wine to sip at any time.
Regular : $13.19 | SALE : $11.87
Prices good through December 31, 2016