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Donnachadh Family Wines – Estate Syrah

United States
California
Wine
Red

The Facts

Origins United States > California > Santa Barbara County

Appellation Sta. Rita Hills

Varietal Syrah

Cepage 100% Syrah

Winemaking Clones Alban, 470- hand picked, 100% destemmed, crushed while still cool, natural yeast, gentle punchdowns, neutral oak

Aging 16

Alcohol Content 13.4 %

Production 100

Serendipity Markets Texas

The Character

Tasting Notes Tart cherry and raspberry, iron, crushed rocks, and pepper aromas show on the enticing and bold nose. The palate is loaded with classic flavors of cool climate Syrah: dried herbs, lavender, tart black cherry and plum flavors, finishing with a pinch of white pepper. This Syrah is dark and intense, with juicy acidity and a bit of grip, a perfect match for the bold flavors of grilled or roasted meats and vegetables.

Overall Dark, Intense, Juicy, Floral

Mouthfeel Elegant, Spicy with Lingering Acidity

Aromas Tart Cherry and Raspberry, Iron, Violets, Lavender, Crushed Rock and Pepper

Selling Point Small production, cool site, balance, organic farming

Pairings Burgers, Game, Grilled Meats, Hard Cheeses

Awards 92 Wine Enthusiast (2018)

Sustainability Certified Organic t, Natural Fermentation t

The Story

Donnachadh is an organically farmed vineyard in the heart of the Santa Rita Hills AVA of Santa Barbara County. The property was planted with vines in 2013, the culmination of a dream for owners Drew and Laurie Duncan. The 2018 Estate Syrah is made from a well-balanced blend of Alban clone grapes from the sandy Riverside block of the vineyard and 470 clone Syrah from vines high up in the Hillside block

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Brand Story

Family owned and organically farmed Donnachadh (Donna-ka) Vineyard is situated on Santa Rosa Road in the famed Sta. Rita Hills. It's also the culmination of a dream for owners Laurie and Drew Duncan. After an expansive search they found 285 acre gem in 2013, and planted 40 acres of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah with some Gamay & Grenache.

Brand Story

Family owned and organically farmed Donnachadh (Donna-ka) Vineyard is situated on Santa Rosa Road in the famed Sta. Rita Hills. It's also the culmination of a dream for owners Laurie and Drew Duncan. After an expansive search they found 285 acre gem in 2013, and planted 40 acres of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah with some Gamay & Grenache.

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