2013 Donelan Two Brothers Pinot Noir

Estate: Donelan Family Wines
Region: Sonoma County, North Coast, California, United States of America
Vineyards: Steiner Ranch, Walker Vine Hill, Devoto and Perli vineyards


Tasting Note:May 26, 2018

Medium garnet red with some ruby in the core. A touch of greenery on the nose with some twigs and strawberries. A touch of tobacco and cedar too. Medium acidity (6.5/10) with a light plus to medium body. Layered palate with notes of cinnamon, violet, white pepper, plums and a touch of mushrooms. Medium plus finish with a little bit of iron coming through.

First winery on day two in Sonoma was Donelan Family Wines in Santa Rosa with Meredith. First red up was the Two Brothers Pinot Noir which comes from four separate vineyards in Sonoma County; 41% from Steiner Ranch, 26% from Walker Vine Hill, 21% from Devoto and 12% from Perli. Namesake is for the two sons, Tripp and Cushing. Aged for 18 months in 17% new French oak. 1,630 cases produced.

Drink Dates:

2018 till 2021.


89 Points.

Price Point:

$$ - Tasted at the winery. Retail price is $55.00.