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Donelan Syrah Knights Valley Obsidian Vineyard 2009

Member Review by aronowm2:

The definition of obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock. I couldn't have said it better myself. This wine has some volcanic heat as well as a very minerally bordeaux-esque vibe. Opens seductively in a decanter over the course of an evening. This will age for a few more years but it is terrific right now.

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Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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Donelan Family Wines:
Leave the pretense at the door. Small warehouse winery intermingled with a few other brands, a custom crush facility and a wine storage business. Just putting out stellar wines year after year starting out as PAX and now evolving with a new winemaker into Donelan Family wines. Very personable staff and a hands on owner in Joe Donelan who spends much of his time calling customers on the phone to thank them for drinking his wines.

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Snooth User: aronowm2
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06/20/2011

The definition of obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock. I couldn't have said it better myself. This wine has some volcanic heat as well as a very minerally bordeaux-esque vibe. Opens seductively in a decanter over the course of an evening. This will age for a few more years but it is terrific right now.



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