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2009 Donelan Cuvée Moriah

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 91 WA
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend

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SKU: 344995-2009-750-2A

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$47.00

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    Donelan's answer to Chateauneuf du Pape is the 2009 Cuvee Moriah. Composed of 72% Grenache (with 16% stems), 20% Syrah (with 35% stems) and 8% Mourvedre, this wine reveals zesty acidity as well as an unmistakable kirsch liqueur style. It reminded me of a lighter vintage of Chateau Rayas, which is a lighter-styled Chateauneuf du Pape even in a powerful vintage. The light ruby-hued Cuvee Moriah offers up intense notes of sweet black cherries intertwined with herbal nuances. As the wine sits in the glass, tell-tale notes of raspberries (which I often associate with Rayas) also emerge. If tasted blind, this different, intriguing effort would undoubtedly be thought to be a French southern Rhone rather than a Sonoma County product. It should age effortlessly for 6-8 years.
    Drink Dates: 2011-2019
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2013-2016
    Author: Schoel
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Fragrant blackberry liqueur nose. The most balanced now of these 04's. Gorgeous fruit.
    Author: VinoDeparture

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 48 bottles owned
  • 10 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 10 collectors)