2014 Donelan Syrah Cuvee Christine
Syrah - 750ML
2014 Donelan Syrah Cuvee Christine
  • JD 94
  • WA 93

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Reg: $69.94

$59.94

In Stock: 8 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JD 94
jebdunnuck.com, June 2019
The 2014 Syrah Cuvée Christine comes from 100% Syrah sourced from the Kobler Vineyard in the Green Valley of Russian River and the Lawer Vineyard in Knight’s Valley. Seeing 30% stems and 21 months in one-third new French...   The 2014 Syrah Cuvée Christine comes from 100% Syrah sourced from the Kobler Vineyard in the Green Valley of Russian River and the Lawer Vineyard in Knight’s Valley. Seeing 30% stems and 21 months in one-third new French oak, it has a terrific blend of classic Sonoma Syrah fruit mixed with plenty of gamy, savory, green olive, and Northern Rhône-like nuances. Picking up even some meat, cured ham, and exotic notes with time in the glass, it's medium to full-bodied, has a supple, seamless texture, beautiful balance, and integrated, fine-grained tannins that emerge on the finish. This is a quintessential Sonoma County Syrah that's going to benefit from another 2-3 years of bottle age (although it's far from unapproachable today) and keep for another decade.  
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2017
Produced using 33% whole cluster and aged for 21 months in French oak, 33% new, the 2014 Syrah Cuvee Christine has a deep garnet-purple color and a great core of black and blue fruits—wild blueberries, black cherries and...   Produced using 33% whole cluster and aged for 21 months in French oak, 33% new, the 2014 Syrah Cuvee Christine has a deep garnet-purple color and a great core of black and blue fruits—wild blueberries, black cherries and cassis—with touches of Mediterranean herbs, roses, tar and black earth. Medium-bodied with an elegantly fruity yet intensely flavored palate, it has a harmonious frame of rounded tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing with a perfumed lift. 634 cases were made.- LPB  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Sonoma
Vintage 2014
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.1%
Closure Cork