Albino Donati immigrated to the United States from Italy in 1907. Just like many others who came to America, he arrived with a commitment to create a better life for his family. His hard work, determination, and perserverance have created footsteps for our family to follow for generations. The creation of “The Immigrant” is in honor of his legacy. This wine is the newest addition to the premium tier of the Donati Portfolio.
Palate: layers of complex oak structure, mocha, raspberry, cranberry sauce
Finish: medium plus finish, spicy black pepper
Blend: 100% Merlot
Appellation: Paicines, Central Coast
Winemaking: 100% stainless steel fermentation with twice daily punch-downs
Aging: 30 months, 11% new French oak, 6% new American oak, 6% new Russian oak
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.
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Is there more than one “Immigrant” bottling? The only one at the winery or in the great webisphere is listed as a red blend or Bordeaux blend, not all merlot. Well there is a reserve Immigrant but it’s $75, not $35.
@kaolis This is right. Had DFV’s The Immigrant over the years: the other vintages were 2-4 varietal blends, but the 2015 was 100% merlot. Personally prefer the blend over this vintage, but we aren’t big merlot drinkers.
My guess is that sites with the blend reference is a generic carryover from The Immigrant bottling generally.
@sandbarhappy brings up a good point. There was an old site named w**t or something like that, they were pretty good at the bottle shot thing. Here you get nothing but the stock picture. Would be a nice upgrade to get decent pics front/back on the offer. It’s been brought up before, wondering why it’s not possible.
I am not a big Merlot fan but this one sounds interesting. Hoping for more rattage and winemaker comments, especially clarifying what in fact this is, as there seems to be some confusion but I think @kaolis maybe found it.