Posts Tagged ‘Obsidian Vineyard Syrah’

Donelan 2011 Obsidian Syrah: a beautiful wine in waiting.

  Once our Syrah, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, or whatever wine reach the aging cellar, our hope is to do nothing to them except employ patience and blending.  At times however, a good racking is in order if only to Marry various components together sooner rather than later.  Racking is a process of removing wine from […]

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Donelan Wine Harvest: Why harvest at night?

  One increasingly common practice at harvest is the night pick.  Night harvest are really a win win for vineyard and winery.  That is of course if you exlude the fact that all parties involved lose sleep, but we lose so much sleep anyway during harvest than another few hours doesn’t seem to matter. I […]

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Donelan Wines: Obsidian Syrah Vertical 2006-2010

  The 2012 Obsidian Vineyard Syrah harvest is here!  As we recently articulated would you believe tasting verticals, the same wine over several vintages, helps you make better wine?  At Donelan we believe the best wines are not made but discovered.  We work with 14 different vineyards, make 4 single vineyard Syrahs (and maybe a Pinot soon!), […]

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Donelan Wax-Topped Bottles: are they that easy to open? Yes!

We enjoy the refined and elegant appearance of our wax-topped Donelan Syrah, Pinot Noir, or Grenache, but we don’t want you to be intimidated to open them.  Wine Director Gianpaolo Paterlini of Acquerello Restaurant in SF makes a guest appearance to show how easy it is!

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Donelan Video: The virtues of Obsidian Vineyard Syrah from Donelan Wines

  Obsidian Vineyard Syrah wine is produced from one of the most unique terroirs we cultivate.  Learn a little more about the vineyard and the wine with this description from winemaker Tyler Thomas.  Obsidian sells through fast so be sure to join our community to find out more.

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Wind and Wine: how breezes make the Obsidian Syrah Terroir

  We have noted previously how we identify great sites for making terrific wine.  One important element in this land of sunshine and dry weather?  Wind.  For many decades it was difficult for vine researchers to distinguish the impact of sun vs. heat.  You see, a dark grape receiving direct sunlight in the middle of […]

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Video: Meet Joe Donelan founder of Donelan Family Wines

Joe Donelan embarked in the wine business because he loves people and wine. Learn more about his passion and our journey as Donelan Family Wines and please join our community of fans today.

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Donelan Video: How do you discover a great vineyard?

How is it that we know that a vineyard will produce exceptional grapes and terrific wine?  Our winemaker Tyler Thomas provides some principles that we utilize when scouring Sonoma County for the best new terroirs.

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Video: Grapevine pruning on the Obsidian Vineyard Syrah

Here is a quick instruction from Donelan Winemaker Tyler Thomas on how we prune grapevines.  Notice how beautiful the weather is!  What a winter we have been having here in northern California!  Learn more about Donelan Wines by joining our community

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Donelan Video: Tasting Donelan Obsidian Syrah at Obsidian Vineyard

Here is some unedited video of a tasting Donelan Winemaker Tyler Thomas did with the folks from Vinecrowd.  Learn about what makes this wine so special, how to open a wax bottle, and how well this wine will age.  Join the Donelan Community now, its free! Originally filmed for Vinecrowd.

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