Red

2013 Donelan Syrah Walker Vine Hill

Syrah

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Russian River Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 16

  • Sieegs Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 16, 2020 - Took about 30 minutes in the glass to really open up with black fruits, a wonderful sense of an all around balanced wine, and coupled this with a nice long finish.

  • RyanJames Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 20, 2020 - Outstanding example of how Syrah, when done right in the US, can achieve that balance of new world fruit, classic varietal notes, and not be over-the-top. Blind I would have called this Sonoma Coast or a cooler climate than RRV, but this hits all the high notes: black cherry, raspberry, blackberry, a touch of olive and game, and clearly new world, but not a hint of over-extraction, oak, or heat (14.0%). Great freshness, and would have scored higher if there were a touch more acidity, structure, but this is a great effort all-around.

  • jmh st louis Likes this wine:

    March 28, 2020 - Blackberry, spicy, long finish

  • Rbtrage wrote: 92 points

    May 22, 2019 - Complex. Takes time to open up.

  • YankeeRobio Likes this wine: 95 points

    January 29, 2019 - See previous notes, outstanding

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2013
  • Type Red
  • Producer Donelan
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Walker Vine Hill
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Russian River Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (0%)
  • In Cellars 545 (61%)
  • Consumed 350 (39%)

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