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Cuvée Christine Syrah 2014 – $48

Painting with large brush-strokes, the 2014 vintage of Cuvée Christine produced exotic wines within the Donelan red portfolio; no wine better exemplifies this concept than the 2014 Cuvée Christine. For us, this vintage seemed to trade in characteristics of grilled-meats and red currants for prosciutto and ripe dates.

Like a chef in the kitchen, we assemble unique Syrah lots from multiple sites to create texture, mouth-feel, and intrigue. The composition of Cuvée Christine promotes the cooler-side of Syrah with fruit from the Kobler Vineyard in Green Valley, along with a debut selection from the Lawer Vineyard in the Knights Valley.


Cuvée Christine Syrah 2014 – $48

Description

Description

Origin Grapes

Syrah (100%)

Soil Vineyard & Terroir

The 2014 Cuvée Christine is a blend of Syrah sourced from the Kobler Vineyard in the Green Valley of Russian River and the Lawer Vineyard in Knight’s Valley.

Vinification Vinification

Native-yeast fermentation (30% whole-cluster) with 21 months élevage in 33% new French oak barrels.

 Production

14.1% ABV • 634 cases

Best Drank By  Drink By

5–15 years

Palate Aroma & Palate

The nose opens with fig-paste, dates, star anise, and garam-masala. The mouthfeel is well knit and plush, creating a silky texture that is extremely pleasing now. Great freshness on an uplifting finish.

Food Pairing Food Pairing

Sunday roast, wild game, or foraged mushrooms.
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