2008 Donelan Vénus

White Rhone Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
Drink between 2009 - 2012 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 31

  • tomherer wrote: flawed

    June 12, 2015 - Game over, I'm afraid. At least for this bottle. Was half off at AZ Wine Co and I just couldn't resist, even with the obvious risk on an older bottle. Figured it wasn't that old, and the pedigree meant a lot. Never occurs to me to ask "why do they want it out of their store so badly?" Someday I'll learn.

    Anyway, you can more or less tell what was here a few years ago, but it's mashed up in oxidative and vegetal notes. Drinkable, maybe, but why? If you've got it, try it. If you're thinking of buying it, don't.

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  • Anonymous wrote:

    June 28, 2014 - Full bodied, dry, well balanced wine with tropical notes with nice acidity.

  • Rcvino wrote: 88 points

    November 4, 2012 - Bright clarity and a light straw color. A very nicely balanced medium to full-bodied wine. The nose is floral with a little lemon peel and peaches. Medium acidity with pineapple and melon favors. An underlying sweetness that really shows itself when paired with some heat in a dish. Starting to fade a little so now is the time to enjoy.

  • BVal wrote: 92 points

    July 25, 2012 - Color: pretty bright yellow with a slight green tint. Bouquet was positively singing on PnP at cellar temp (~58 degrees): honey, peach, some grapefruit with a little vanilla-toasted oak. Palate wasn't far behind the nose mirroring the peach and honeysuckle notes in a lovely medium bodied wine (and only 12.1% alcohol). Texture was silky smooth with a moderately long finish. In a beautiful place right now and I see no reason to defer gratification. Very Roussanne. Delightful. 93% Roussanne with 7% Viognier. 330 cases produced.

  • FLI Likes this wine: 88 points

    July 22, 2012 - Enjoyable. Again, a bit heavy. Enjoyed it slightly chilled.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type White
  • Producer Donelan
  • Varietal White Rhone Blend
  • Designation Vénus
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma County

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 4 (1%)
  • In Cellars 58 (22%)
  • Consumed 205 (77%)

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