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2009 Donelan Syrah Obsidian Vineyard

Syrah

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Knights Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 30

  • dsimmons Likes this wine: 94 points

    January 2, 2021 - Open this full throttle mature Syrah a few hours before drinking. Delicious with New Years day pork roast. Rich and concentrated dark fruits. Still has significant background tannin. Last sip of the evening was the best. Expect this will be drinking well for 5-10+ years.

  • 1961Vintage Likes this wine: 90 points

    December 26, 2020 - Still not showing full potential. Needs more cellaring.

  • Rick 4 Wine Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 2, 2020 - Much better as a nature wine than it was as a young wine

  • FLI Likes this wine: 91 points

    May 2, 2020 - Needed a bit of air to show its best. Well balanced.

  • mats13 Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 11, 2019 - A bit of a let down overall I'm sad to say. A beautiful nose of dark cherries and a whiff of chocolate - palate did not live up to its promise. A little thin, a little short.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Sonoma...A Thrill a Minute (Jul 2013) (link)

    (Donelan Family Wines Syrah Obsidian Vineyard Knight's Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue #10, 12/4/2011 (link)

    (Donelan Syrah Obsidian Vineyard) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Donelan
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Obsidian Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Knights Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 4 (1%)
  • In Cellars 429 (55%)
  • Consumed 344 (44%)

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