Sadly, this vineyard was burned in 2017 in the fires of Sonoma and Napa. It is being replanted which is good news as this was the star of the Donelan line-up. This was tasted from Magnum. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose has black raspberries, black pepper, and some grilled meats. With air a nice floral note emerges. On the palate, this has a softer accessible side which is nice, but don't mistake that for a lack of structure. Black raspberry fruit with underlying char. It is classic Sonoma Syrah that should last a couple of decades more and continue to improve along the way. Worked well with grilled pizzas.
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