Thursday, January 17, 2013

Donelan "Kobler" Syrah, Green Valley (Russian River) 2009

Vibrant red/purple.

Vinturi - perfumed floral element immediately on the nose - then deeper blackberry and savory meat appear. Quite discreet though. Green spice too with air.

Intensely citric in the mouth, with a somewhat aggressive kick to the front teeth. Maintains very nice mid-palate flesh throughout, not to mention considerable life and lift. Electric action. An attractive green element in the finish too.  Hopefully I've got a few more bottles of this.

$45.   90% Syrah (70% whole cluster), 10% Viognier from a very cool region (Iron Horse makes sparklers in Green Valley). 13.8% alcohol