2009 Donelan Syrah Cuvée Keltie


  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
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Community Tasting Notes 23

  • Chainthroer wrote: 91 points

    February 2, 2019 - Dark garnet body; still purple on rim. Blackberry, raspberry, herbs, spice, maybe just a hint of bacon fat, vanillian. Decent fruit and richness. The wine has been cellered.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • tbabes wrote: 90 points

    December 5, 2018 - The last of 5 bottles, all with consistent notes. Youthful purple color, with no real signs of age. Notes of ripe dark fruits, with hints of campfire, spice box, and roasted herbs. Medium bodied, with good concentration, but lacking in terms of texture and depth. A solid Syrah that is an excellent "Wednesday evening dinner at home" sort of wine, but a far cry from the 98+ that RP scored it.

  • ChopperWine Does not like this wine: 87 points

    October 29, 2018 - Oh what fresh hell did I fall into. Seriously? This was nothing that it is perceived by many. This was not a "turned" bottle either. It lacked any and all character and was devoid of any fruit and full of acidity. I had taken the advice of those who had previously written and hoping a decant would help the wine. Nope.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Ridgerunner Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 20, 2017 - Keltie has always been a favorite source for me!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • TwoSmoochies wrote: 87 points

    March 19, 2017 - Very disappointed in this wine. It is our last bottle of 09 Keltie. We hoped the decanting would help open it up and it did for about 45 minutes. Then, we had a overly acidic wine with little fruit.

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

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Wine Definition

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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 301 (56%)
  • Consumed 234 (44%)

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