Posts Tagged ‘Pinot Noir’

Harvest Winery Internship 2013

At Donelan Wines, harvest is an opportunity to open our doors to eager, hardworking individuals who want to learn more about winemaking and to be exposed to some exciting terroirs in northern California.  Every year we hire a few harvest interns to participate in the many facets of the winemaking process.  We are happy to […]

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Alochol in Wine: what is it exactly? #Donelanpedia

Donelanpedia: wine terms defined. Alcohol: Byproduct of yeast’s desire to be inefficient sugar consumers, & as a chemical in your brain requires government warning.

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Bud Break: What’s breaking out of those buds? #Donelanpedia

Donelanpedia: wine terms defined. Bud break: buds formed yesteryear finally getting to strut their stuff as Spring springs new leaves with stored plant energy.

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Introducing Donelanpedia: a cheeky attempt to define wine terms.

  We are starting a series we call Donelanpedia: wine terms defined. To get things started, how about Donelanpedia! Donelanpedia: a cheeky attempt to define wine terms in 140 characters or less. Send terms our way, we’ll become your winopedia.

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2013 vintage well on its way, stage set for great wine quality!

  Here we go again.  The seasonality of producing wine is one of its most attractive elements.  As a former Donelan intern once said “it’s a grape’s world and we’re just living in it.”  Buds have broken, shoots and leaves are extending (at great speed with this heat!), and another vintage is on its way.  […]

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The Donelan’s to pour at Wally’s Wine in LA

  Come say hello, meet proprietors Joe and Cushing Donelan along with winemaker Tyler Thomas this Saturday in Los Angeles at Wally’s Wine.  As part of Wally’s weekly Saturday tastings you’ll be able to taste our wonderful portfolio of Chardonnay, Roussanne, Pinot Noir, Grenache and Syrah wines.  Enjoy multiple wines, get questions answered, and experience […]

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Donelan Wines 2009 Nancie Chardonnay Sonoma County

  Lately we have spent much of the mid-winter checking in on wines we made several years ago.  At times we are impatient to see how our Pinot Noir or Syrah or whatever develop because that information can inform what we do in the upcoming vintage (which is why we often taste verticals as harvest approaches).  It […]

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Donelan 2009 Two Brothers Pinot Noir: elegant, pretty, delicious.

  With the impending release and bottling of the 2011 Two Brothers Pinot Noir, I (Tyler) recently dipped into my allocation to enjoy our inaugural vintage: 2009.  The context was perfect: on a ski trip with a bunch of colleagues I have known since my genesis in this industry.  The perfect crowd for constructive critique […]

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A Winemaking Philosophy: Guest Post by Tyler Thomas, Donelan Wines

  Our winemaker, Tyler Thomas, posts again as a guest on the notable wine blog Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews.  Tyler describes the personal winemaking philosophy developed over time, as a result of many wine experiences culminating in our approach at Donelan Wines. While obtaining a B.S. and M.S. in Botany and Plant Molecular Biology, I […]

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Tired of turkey sandwiches? Try turkey Risotto!

  Risotto is a great vehicle for leftovers.  Once you get a solid base recipe down pat, it really becomes quite easy.  In addition to Syrah, Grenache, and Pinot Noir, we always have arborio rice, parmesan, chicken stock and butter on hand.  All that is left to do is find something to stir in at […]

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