Donati Family Vineyard

Paicines Claret

8.913 ratings
8.91 pro ratings
Paicines, Central Coast, California, USA
Clairette
Top Notes For
Erik Helms

Sommelier/Wine & Beer Buyer Whole Foods Oakland

8.9

An old school, 5 grape Claret from Paicines AVA. Ripe blackberry, boysenberry, jam, smoke, blueberry, leather, and red dust. Clearly hot climate juice that that could use more acid, but for $15 you can't complain.

An old school, 5 grape Claret from Paicines AVA. Ripe blackberry, boysenberry, jam, smoke, blueberry, leather, and red dust. Clearly hot climate juice that that could use more acid, but for $15 you can't complain.

Jul 23rd, 2017
Paul Weil

I can't even recall where I got this bottle. It isn't bad and it's quite drinkable but nothing to write home about. It has a bit too much unbalanced acidity for my taste.

I can't even recall where I got this bottle. It isn't bad and it's quite drinkable but nothing to write home about. It has a bit too much unbalanced acidity for my taste.

Apr 15th, 2017
Kerri

Fruity, drinkable, red blend. Enjoyed it. The 2013 needs to be decanted, a lot of precipitant in the bottom.

Fruity, drinkable, red blend. Enjoyed it. The 2013 needs to be decanted, a lot of precipitant in the bottom.

Nov 29th, 2018
Big Red

Excellent

Excellent

Oct 11th, 2018
Meghan Phillips

Hot sauce on the nose. Soft tannins with a balance of black fruit and leather. Deliciously smooth.

Hot sauce on the nose. Soft tannins with a balance of black fruit and leather. Deliciously smooth.

Nov 10th, 2017
C.W.H

A great smooth red blend. Was rated well for its good value.

A great smooth red blend. Was rated well for its good value.

Sep 16th, 2017
Deepa Sundararaman

Boulder

Sep 3rd, 2017
Dick Kliner

Very nice blend, let it sit for an hour
2013 vintage in July, 2017

Very nice blend, let it sit for an hour
2013 vintage in July, 2017

Jul 26th, 2017
Andrew Schirmer

A solid cab-dominated Central Coast blend. Herbs and candied fruit on the nose. On the palate we get cut grass, boysenberry, sweet cherries. Puckering, slightly astringent finish.

A solid cab-dominated Central Coast blend. Herbs and candied fruit on the nose. On the palate we get cut grass, boysenberry, sweet cherries. Puckering, slightly astringent finish.

Jan 25th, 2017
Cathy Gilbert

Cathy had this 3 years ago

Cathy had this 3 years ago

Dec 10th, 2017