Donelan

Obsidian Vineyard Syrah

9.38 ratings
9.43 pro ratings
Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Syrah
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Bryce Wiatrak

Exceptional - rocky and pedigreed. A tragic loss to the 2017 wine country fires. Intensely rocky, red fruited, lengthy and just awesome.

Exceptional - rocky and pedigreed. A tragic loss to the 2017 wine country fires. Intensely rocky, red fruited, lengthy and just awesome.

May 6th, 2018
Bryce Wiatrak

Donelan continues to cement its place as one of California’s foremost authorities on Syrah. Boisterous yet savory and precise, flavors of quinine, thyme, black minerals, sweat and game meet a plumper backdrop of fruit. It combines a Northern Rhône sensibility with an undeniably Californian juiciness. Exceptional.

Donelan continues to cement its place as one of California’s foremost authorities on Syrah. Boisterous yet savory and precise, flavors of quinine, thyme, black minerals, sweat and game meet a plumper backdrop of fruit. It combines a Northern Rhône sensibility with an undeniably Californian juiciness. Exceptional.

Mar 27th, 2018
Peter Montoleone

Full-bodied little bit of smoking spice big dark red fruit

Full-bodied little bit of smoking spice big dark red fruit

Nov 8th, 2018
Ben LaBolt

Terribly ugly labels but they make great Rhônes and are apparently flooded w foreign buyers

Terribly ugly labels but they make great Rhônes and are apparently flooded w foreign buyers

Oct 1st, 2018
Brandon Thurber

Outstanding after a 3 hour decant.

Outstanding after a 3 hour decant.

Jan 28th, 2018
Bobby Gilbane

Barrel sample. Another vintage with cause to back up the truck.

Barrel sample. Another vintage with cause to back up the truck.

May 16th, 2016
Lane Shackleton

Co-Owner Bluebird and Miracle One Wines

9.2

Lane had this a year ago

Lane had this a year ago

Nov 29th, 2017
Eric I
9.1

Eric had this a year ago

Eric had this a year ago

Dec 25th, 2017
Emil Eyvazoff

Emil had this 3 years ago

Emil had this 3 years ago

Sep 13th, 2016
Alex Judge

Alex had this 3 months ago

Alex had this 3 months ago

Dec 22nd, 2018