The wine is a crafted blend of fruit from two distinguished and distinct vineyards in the Russian River Valley. The Orsi Vineyard is entirely dry farmed and was first planted in the 1970s. It yields superb fruit and adds intense aromas of Gravestein apple and a crisp finish with bright acidity. Maddie's Vineyard is closer to the river and located in soils that are rich in nutrients and minerals. The Chardonnay from Maddie's vineyard adds a taste of wet stone and a long lingering finish to the blend.
Asian pear, white peach, tangerine, clove nutmeg and green apples.
Chris Donatiello spent many years in New York on the marketing side of wine and spirits, working with well-known luxury brands. Eager to combine his business expertise, entrepreneurial spirit and love of wine, Chris headed west to create a boutique winery in the Russian River Valley. He partnered with Bill Hambrect, the legendary investment banker whose former wine ventures include Gary Farrell, Ravenswood and Ridge. Chris likes to be challenged and moved. In his personal life, he chases after adventure by hitting the rugby pitch and rock climbing. In wine, he enjoys the challenge of working with classic varietals to evoke a powerful sense of place. His goal with Donatiello Pinot Noir and Chardonnay is to deliver an experience that is vivid, individualistic and memorable. In doing so, he's creating wine that exemplifies both the Russian River Valley and the man behind its name.
The Donatiello is a lovely wine with Russian River Valley finesse. My recipe pairing for Sole Amandine à la Turlock is deceptively simple, yet refined, as is the wine. The raisins in the recipe, along with the smoky almonds, white wine and lemon, will accent this Chardonnay in a smooth and sensuous manner. Suitable for a main course or as a first course in smaller portions.
Donatiello winery has a beautiful aroma garden that incorporates plants with scents akin to those found in the wines.
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