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2014 Donelan Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Cuvee Christine"

Donelan 2014 Cuvee Christine

Winery: Donelan

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Cuvee Christine"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $48

Cases produced: 634

KWG Score: 93.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: January 23, 2019

Wine Review: This dark red colored Syrah from Donelan was well-received by the Tasting Panel. It opens with a mild red plum and red cherry bouquet with hints of new leather. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty blueberry and plum blend with notes of cedar. The finish is dry and its refined tannins drift away nicely. The Panel suggested pairing this Syrah with cedar plank grilled Scottish salmon. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The nose opens with fig-paste, dates, star anise, and garam-masala. The mouthfeel is well knit and plush, creating a silky texture that is extremely pleasing now. Great freshness on an uplifting finish. Pair with a Sunday roast, wild game, or foraged mushrooms.

Organic status: not organic

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