Review: 2008 Donelan Syrah Cuvee Christine North Coast

A cuvee of syrah grapes picked from four Sonoma vineyards, Donelan’s Cuvee Christine offers a meaty, Burgundian-stylized wine with intense color and an impressive depth of flavor. It’s young today but it contains plenty of fruit, earthy plum with cinnamon notes. Reasonably easy drinking now, but I’d like to try it again in a few years to see how things have developed.

FYI: Donelan was an outgrowth of the renowned Pax family of wines.

A / $45 / donelanwines.com

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