Platinum

Donelan 2012 Syrah Cuvée Christine

Donelan

2012 Syrah

Cuvée Christine
Sonoma County region
Platinum Wine Club Selection
93 Points — Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
94 Points — Wine Enthusiast
Editor's Choice — Wine Enthusiast

Appellation
Sonoma County
Grapes
100% Syrah
Aged
20 months in oak
Cases Produced
889
Enjoy Until
2022

Named after Joe Donelan’s wife, the 2012 ‘Cuvée Christine’ Syrah is much like Christine Donelan herself – focused, complex, and engaging. The wine also exemplifies a certain poise, blending together fruit from four different top-notch vineyard sites in Sonoma County, including locations in the Russian River Valley, Knights Valley, and Sonoma Mountain. At Donelan Family Wines, blending is one of the most important aspects of winemaking – in fact, the 2012 Cuvée Christine represents the result of over twenty blending trials over many months. The finished blend exhibits classic components of braised short-ribs, grilled figs, and graphite, which stand in contrast to the ripe currants and passion fruit on the palate. Its tannins are finely woven into the full, luscious body with a bright acidity that will keep the wine young for years. This wine is wonderfully harmonious with a breadth of flavors and aromas.

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