Grape: 86% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Tasting Notes: Plum, Cherry, Oak, Black Pepper
Ron Donati grew up in South San Francisco, the son of a first generation Italian-American family. His grandfather Albino Donati made his own wine for the family dinner table. Ron and his three sons Matt, Mark and Brad established Donati Family Vineyard in 1998.
This Central Coast California Merlot is freah, clean, smooth, and balanced with medium plus body, easy acidity, and soft tannins. The palate conveys flavors of plum, blackberry, dark cherry, oak, vanilla, spice, and a touch of anise. Try with a bacon cheese burger.