Donelan refer to Cuvee Christine as their ‘gateway drug to syrah.’ A careful blend of the best parcels from across Sonoma, this is a head wine with flavours that run the full gambit, encompassing fruit, spice and savoury notes. There’s something for everyone here. This wine’s quality to price ratio is unmatched. On the nose there are mulberries, blood orange, white flower and fresh coffee grinds. On the palate it possesses not only great length, but also great breadth, with round, supple tannins and a long, 45 second plus, finish. The whole cluster fermentation gives it backbone without being too firm.