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Cuvée Moriah Grenache

Although Moriah is the youngest of Joe Donelan’s kids, the Cuvee Moriah is the product of one of our oldest grower relationships. We’ve been working with Dry Stack Vineyard, the source for the Grenache, for almost two decades. Our Cuvee Moriah is an ode to the old-school wines of Chateauneuf du Pape. Cool climate Grenache takes the lead with hallmark flavors of red kirsch, framboise, sweet raspberries, and raspberry compote. There’s always a pretty white pepper spice element that comes from the whole cluster inclusion. The Mourvedre gives the wine some heft, darkens the fruit profile, and adds mid-palate, and a gamey characteristic to the wine.

Cuvée Moriah Grenache



Our Cuvée Moriah is a California Rhône style red wine that, depending on the vintage, contains a blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, and/or Syrah fruit. It’s a fun wine. Before we made Pinot Noir, this was our answer. It’s one of the more uncommon wines in Sonoma that we wish people knew more about in the new world.

DFW Cuvée Moriah from Donelan Family Wines on Vimeo.

Origin Grapes

Grenache, Mourvédre, and/or Syrah

Soil Vineyard & Terroir

Cuvée Moriah’s Grenache hails from the Dry Stack Vineyard in Bennett Valley, Mourvédre from Sonoma Valley’s terra rosa soils, and Syrah from Steiner Vineyard atop Sonoma Mountain.

Vinification Vinification

11% new French oak with 22 months of élevage.

Best Drank By Drink By

5–15 years

Food Pairing Food Pairing

A magical pairing with Moroccan cuisine such as tagine, barbecue, or grilled salmon.

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