Posts Tagged ‘Syrah’

Restaurants with Donelan: Boulevard in San Francisco

  At 1 Misson St in San Francisco stands Boulevard Restaurant.  Consistently rated as one of the top restaurants in the city as well as across the country, we are honored to now don their wine list.  You may find the 2010 Cuvee Moriah Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre blend amongst their award winning wine list curated […]

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Flowering: when, what and how. No insects needed. #Donelanpedia

Donelanpedia: wine terms defined with cheeky alacrity. Flowering: 6-8 wks after budbreak grapevine’s perfect flowers undress losing petals creating “cap fall”. No insects needed for sex.

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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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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 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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Under-appreciated Value: Donelan Cuvee Christine Syrah and Buffalo Tenderloin

  Sometimes I wonder if I love our Cuvee Christine Syrah too much.  It may be one of our most underappreciated wines.  Several people thoroughly enjoy it, but I wonder why not more.  Cuvee Christine, our quintessential Sonoma County Syrah offering, bridges the gap between new and old world so well; taking advantage of California’s sunshine […]

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The Purple Hands of Donelan Wines

It takes a lot of hand work to make great wine. Excellent vineyards, sensible decisions, time, cuts, and bruises all help deliver that Donelan goodness.  As a new season begins to enter full swing we offer this reflection on the purple hands that handled the 2011 vintage. Enjoy! Music with permission of New Jerusalem Music

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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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