Donelan

Griffin's Lair Syrah

9.15 ratings
9.21 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
JKT
9.1

CVed 8/17/17. Comp with Cabot and Guigal Hermitage and Cote Rotie. Nose is definitely new world with lots of floral notes and hints of vanilla and some peppery notes. Balanced with firm body on palate and long finish with some heat. Almost sweet vs the Rhone wines. Different style. Good wine. Ranked it higher than Cabot. Again CVed 2/10/18 comp of Pax Donelan Syrah. Still yummy with nose more similar to French Reynaud. Opened 5/7/18. Not a good idea to poke twice! Nose now has sherry oxidative notes mixed with fruits. Palate however held together better though a bit of oxidation creeps in on finish. Still drinking well but not that fruit prominent style as before. Second warning on this week on careful use of CV!

CVed 8/17/17. Comp with Cabot and Guigal Hermitage and Cote Rotie. Nose is definitely new world with lots of floral notes and hints of vanilla and some peppery notes. Balanced with firm body on palate and long finish with some heat. Almost sweet vs the Rhone wines. Different style. Good wine. Ranked it higher than Cabot. Again CVed 2/10/18 comp of Pax Donelan Syrah. Still yummy with nose more similar to French Reynaud. Opened 5/7/18. Not a good idea to poke twice! Nose now has sherry oxidative notes mixed with fruits. Palate however held together better though a bit of oxidation creeps in on finish. Still drinking well but not that fruit prominent style as before. Second warning on this week on careful use of CV!

Aug 18th, 2017
Eric Vishria

Solid but very simple and straightforward.

Solid but very simple and straightforward.

Dec 18th, 2016
Caitlin Hock

Caitlin had this 4 years ago

Caitlin had this 4 years ago

May 5th, 2016
Chris Harwick

Chris had this 2 years ago

Chris had this 2 years ago

Nov 25th, 2017
Kevin O'Connor

Kevin had this 5 years ago

Kevin had this 5 years ago

Feb 25th, 2015