Donelan, Cuvee Keltie, Syrah, Sonoma County, 2011

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Named for Joe Donelan's eldest daughter, Cuvée Keltie is all about old world style using new world fruit. Majoritively whole cluster fermented and always in old, neutral barrels, Cuvee Keltie is a blend of the best vineyard parcels and the best barrels of those vineyards. A dense, powerful wine, the mouthfeel is a result of both patience and selection. Patience comes from nearly two years in barrel which allows for both concentration of flavours but also mellowing of tannin. An excellent charcuterie wine - a slice of prosciutto di Parma plus a sip of Cuvée Keltie is guaranteed to bring a smile to our faces!

The 2011 is a barrel selection of specific subsections of Obsidian, Richard’s Family, Steiner Ranch, and Walker Vine Hill vineyards. A wine of alluring textures with structure and freshness, it opens with aromas of dried cherry, rhubarb, and blueberry preserves that develops into notes of crispy lardons, stewed nettles, and dark-chocolate with smoked sea salt. The wine’s structure persists at a precise pulse and with the consistent strum of a bass. A finely-tuned instrument, the 2011 Keltie is a serious wine that will captivate both your taste buds and your mind.

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