Donelan Cuvée Moriah Red 2012 - SPIRITED Wines
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Donelan Cuvée Moriah Red 2012

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Donelan Cuvée Moriah Red 2012
$65.00
Save $16.00 (24%)
$49.00

SKU 49902

750ml

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The 2012 vintage highlights why Grenache is such an exciting varietal to work with and why we love the Dry Stack Vineyard. Although it is rare to find both in one glass, this 2012 Grenache has both power and purity, laser-like freshness, which is a hallmark of our favorites from Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region California, Sonoma County
Brand Donelan
Alcohol/vol 14.8%
  • we94

Wine EnthusiastA Chateauneuf-du-Pape inspired blend of 64% Grenache, 24% Mourvèdre and 12% Syrah, Moriah was not made in 2011 but roars back to life in 2012 light ruby red in color and fully refined in rose petal aromatics. Integrated and subtle, it's focused in bright red fruit and layered white pepper.

Virginie Boone, April 1, 2015
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Wine AdvocateTheir Rhône Ranger cuvées include five Syrah selections and a Grenache/Mourvèdre/Syrah blend, Cuvée Moriah. The 2012 Cuvée Moriah, which is 64% Grenache, 23% Mourvèdre and 12% Syrah, represents 600 cases, tipping the scales at 14.8% alcohol. It was fermented with indigenous yeasts and includes 80% whole clusters, only 17% new oak was used. This is a lovely, sexy wine with lots of kirsch liqueur, lavender, bouquet garni, licorice and pepper. It's medium-bodied, velvety textured, lush and is meant to be a balanced interpretation of a California version of Châteauneuf du Pape.

Robert Parker, December 2014
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Wine SpectatorShows a dusty, loamy earth quality, with savory herb, dried berry and cedar notes and crushed rock minerality. Tight, gripping tannins show on the finish. Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah.

James Laube, 2015