Founded by Joe Donelan, who now runs the business alongside his sons Cushing and Tripp, Donelan is a small, boutique Sonoma winery producing Syrah, Grenache, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Roussanne and Viognier. Producing just 8,000 cases per year they prize quality over all other factors. They are becoming known for their exceptionally small-release bottlings of vinous experimentations: clonal varietals, site specific variations and the like. This factor has turned them from being a first-class winery into also being internationally recognised for leading this type of small-batch production.
"The 2017 Syrah Cuvée Keltie has a medium ruby-purple color and a nose of blackberries, with accents of chargrill, mint chocolate, coffee beans and smoked meats. The palate is full, firm and lush with lots of youthful fruit and loads of savory accents, finishing long with a streak of graphite." 95 Points, Erin Brooks, The Wine Advocate, 2022-2035