2012 Donelan Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Walker Vine Hill"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Walker Vine Hill"
Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)
Grape blend: 100% Syrah
Region: Russian River Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 605
KWG Score: 93.5 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)
Review date: April 23, 2015
Wine Review: This opaque and very dark ruby colored Syrah opens with a moderate black raspberry bouquet with a hint of leather. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, rich, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a concentrated blackberry with notes of oak and mild minerality. I also detected a hint of beef jerky and boysenberry. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins are sticky and linger for quite a while. This Syrah would pair well with beef satay. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: This wine carries classic Walker Vine Hill aromas of clove, blueberry, and herb-encrusted roast game and the finish suggests classic, dark-chocolate-dipped fruit and hints of silk. The mouth feel is fresh and full of vitality.
Organic status: not organic
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