ITEM 112519

2013 Donelan Family Wines Syrah Walker Hill Russian River Valley

$89.98

In stock

16

Wine Rating:

97JD

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2013

Country/State

california

Wine Region

sonoma

Variety

syrah

Wine Producer

donelan family wines

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Jeb Dunnuck: 97 points

One of the larger scaled examples of this cuvée I’ve tried, the 2013 Syrah Walker Vine Hill saw only partial destemming and 20 months in 25% new French oak. Reminding me a great vintage of Hermitage Les Bessards from Delas, it boasts phenomenal notes of crème de cassis, graphite, roasted herbs, melted licorice and burning embers. Rich, voluptuous, seriously ripe and decadent, yet with density, tannin and structure, it needs 3-4 years of cellaring (it needs an hour decant or more if drinking today) and will have two decades of overall longevity. This is what great California Syrah tastes like! 97+

Review Date: 7/1/17