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Image of wine Venus Roussanne/Viognier
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The last of the family’s grapes to be harvested, usually in mid-October, this site in Bennet Valley is cool and foggy and pushes the boundaries of ripening, giving fruit with delicate flavours and low alcohol. The blend is 97% Roussanne, with just a touch of Viognier for complexity, given a little skin contact and 10 months in neutral oak with...

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2012 Venus Roussanne/Viognier, Donelan

Bottle 75cl £37.60 £32.35

Image of wine Two Brothers Pinot Noir
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A blend of vineyards in Sonoma, Mendocino and Russian River give a wine of freshness, the Donelan’s policy of ensuring early water stress is designed to enhance the final wines texture rather than concentration. 30% whole clusters are used, bringing some crunch and tension to the melange of red and black fruits, while native yeast fermentation gives complexity and depth....

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The Cuvee Christine comes mainly from Windsor Oaks, hill top and cool, alongside selected barrels from the family’s single vineyards. The wine making is designed to let the Sonoma fruit sing. 40% whole clusters and indigenous yeasts are used during fermentation, then the wine sees just 35% new oak, to support the fruit and build texture rather than marking the...

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2011 Cuvee Christine Syrah, Donelan

Bottle 75cl £40.10 £34.47

Image of wine Nancie Chardonnay
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From slow ripening vineyards this is a Chardonnay of depth and layers of flavour. Made using predominantly neutral oak, the Nancie retains admirable freshness and shows the minerality that these cool rocky vineyards can bring to a wine.

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2012 Nancie Chardonnay, Donelan

Bottle 75cl £37.60 £34.10

Image of wine Richards Family Vineyard Syrah
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This rocky, east-facing vineyard was formerly a lavender farm, although now only a few rows remain next to the young syrah vines. Although in a warm area, the Richards Family Vineyard’s proximity to the Sonoma Mountains gives it a much cooler climate than its AVA would suggest. The vines here are younger than the other vineyards, but it has already...

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2011 Richards Family Vineyard Syrah, Donelan

Bottle 75cl £132.60 £126.10

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The Keltie is a blend of barrels from the single vineyards, fermented with 100% stems and given 24 months in old oak barrels

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2010 Cuvee Keltie Syrah, Donelan

Bottle 75cl £87.60 £79.10

Image of wine Obsidian Vineyard Syrah
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From a unique 30 year old vineyard in Knight’s Valley, where the soil is free draining and full of black volcanic glass, the Obsidian vineyard is testament to the capacity of vines to survive in the harshest environments – in the words of Donelan, ‘Obsidian seems to want for water even amid rainstorms’. Tiny berries give great concentration, and again...

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2011 Obsidian Vineyard Syrah, Donelan

Bottle 75cl £100.60 £90.80

Image of wine Camp Chardonnay
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2011 Les Pavots, Peter Michael

Bottle 75cl £170.10 £153.35

Bottle 75cl £32.36
£37.60

Case of 12 £388.18
£451.18

Image of wine Venus Roussanne/Viognier
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The last of the family’s grapes to be harvested, usually in mid-October, this site in Bennet Valley is cool and foggy and pushes the boundaries of ripening, giving fruit with delicate flavours and low alcohol. The blend is 97% Roussanne, with just a touch of Viognier for complexity, given a little skin contact and 10 months in neutral oak with...

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2012 Venus Roussanne/Viognier, Donelan

Bottle 75cl £37.60 £32.35

2012 Nancie Chardonnay

Donelan

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Bottle 75cl £34.10
£37.60

Case of 12 £409.18
£451.18

Image of wine Nancie Chardonnay
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From slow ripening vineyards this is a Chardonnay of depth and layers of flavour. Made using predominantly neutral oak, the Nancie retains admirable freshness and shows the minerality that these cool rocky vineyards can bring to a wine.

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2012 Nancie Chardonnay, Donelan

Bottle 75cl £37.60 £34.10

2011 Cuvee Christine Syrah

Donelan

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Bottle 75cl £34.48
£40.10

Case of 12 £413.68
£481.18

Image of wine Cuvee Christine Syrah
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The Cuvee Christine comes mainly from Windsor Oaks, hill top and cool, alongside selected barrels from the family’s single vineyards. The wine making is designed to let the Sonoma fruit sing. 40% whole clusters and indigenous yeasts are used during fermentation, then the wine sees just 35% new oak, to support the fruit and build texture rather than marking the...

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2011 Cuvee Christine Syrah, Donelan

Bottle 75cl £40.10 £34.47

2012 Two Brothers Pinot Noir

Donelan

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Bottle 75cl £44.60

Case of 12 £535.18

Image of wine Two Brothers Pinot Noir
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A blend of vineyards in Sonoma, Mendocino and Russian River give a wine of freshness, the Donelan’s policy of ensuring early water stress is designed to enhance the final wines texture rather than concentration. 30% whole clusters are used, bringing some crunch and tension to the melange of red and black fruits, while native yeast fermentation gives complexity and depth....

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2010 Cuvee Keltie Syrah

Donelan

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Bottle 75cl £79.10
£87.60

Case of 12 £949.18
£1,051.18

Image of wine Cuvee Keltie Syrah
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The Keltie is a blend of barrels from the single vineyards, fermented with 100% stems and given 24 months in old oak barrels

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2010 Cuvee Keltie Syrah, Donelan

Bottle 75cl £87.60 £79.10

2011 Obsidian Vineyard Syrah

Donelan

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Bottle 75cl £90.80
£100.60

Case of 12 £1,089.58
£1,207.18

Image of wine Obsidian Vineyard Syrah
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From a unique 30 year old vineyard in Knight’s Valley, where the soil is free draining and full of black volcanic glass, the Obsidian vineyard is testament to the capacity of vines to survive in the harshest environments – in the words of Donelan, ‘Obsidian seems to want for water even amid rainstorms’. Tiny berries give great concentration, and again...

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2011 Obsidian Vineyard Syrah, Donelan

Bottle 75cl £100.60 £90.80

Bottle 75cl £126.10
£132.60

Case of 12 £1,513.18
£1,591.18

Image of wine Richards Family Vineyard Syrah
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This rocky, east-facing vineyard was formerly a lavender farm, although now only a few rows remain next to the young syrah vines. Although in a warm area, the Richards Family Vineyard’s proximity to the Sonoma Mountains gives it a much cooler climate than its AVA would suggest. The vines here are younger than the other vineyards, but it has already...

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2011 Richards Family Vineyard Syrah, Donelan

Bottle 75cl £132.60 £126.10

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