Donelan Cuvee Christine Syrah 2013
Russian River Valley –
This 2013 new release is outstanding. 100% Syrah, the Cuvee Christine comes from four Russian River Valley vineyards in Knights Valley and Sonoma Coast. It is a full-bodied, concentrated Red offering rich notes of blackberry and purple flowers. “It sees about 16% new French oak for 20 months prior to bottling. About 30% whole clusters were used in making this wine, which has a vague similarity to one of Guigal’s single vineyard Côte-Rôties such as La Landonne. Powerful, rich, and dense, the opaque purple color and a beautiful nose of spring flowers, asphalt, charcoal, blackberry and cassis are all present in this full-bodied, structured wine, which has grip, loads of tannin, and a huge upside. I wouldn’t even touch a bottle for another 2-3 years. Drink it over the following 15-20.” 96+ Points, Wine Advocate.
- Vintage 2013
- Appellation Russian River Valley
- Country USA
- Region California