2014 Donelan Kolber Family Vineyard Syrah
Deep purplish ruby red. Layered nose with dark berries on the attack followed up by smoked meats, chutney and some floral elements. Medium plus tannins (7/10) with a medium plus body and a dry long finish. Dark minerality on the palate with some purple flowers, savory herbs, leather, salami and raspberries.
First winery on day two in Sonoma was Donelan Family Wines in Santa Rosa with Meredith. The next Rhone varietal red was the Kobler Family Vineyard Syrah. Made up of 90% Syrah and 10% Viognier from the Kobler Family Vineyard in the Green Valley of Russian River Valley. The Syrah and Viognier are co-fermented with around 40-60% whole cluster for 21 months in neutral French oak. Only 508 cases produced.
2018 till 2028.
Price Point:$$ - Tasted at the winery. Retail price is $60.00.