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2016 Donelan Venus

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March 5, 2023 - $28



92Jeb Dunnuck

...clean, pure, vibrant Roussanne notes of white currants, white flowers, and citrus to go with a steely, focused style on the palate. .

91The Wine Advocate

...opens with gorgeous white peach, spiced pears and apple tart with touches of orange blossom and beeswax. Medium to full-bodied with a lovely satiny texture and great freshness, it finishes long and spicy.

90Vinous / IWC

...classy, understated Roussanne-based white. The apricot, floral and chamomile notes are nicely delineated. This is an especially hushed white that speaks softly. Silky and nuanced, the Venus is all class.


United States, California, Sonoma County

Sonoma County is not an AVA, but it is a commonly used informal designation for wines made outside of more specific AVAs within Sonoma, which is a large wine producing region just west of Napa Valley. Though Sonoma is often overshadowed by its glamorous neighbor Napa Valley, it has a long history of wine production. The area specialized in jug wine until the mid-20th century, when Sonoma producers took a cue from Napa and started improving quality. Unlike Napa, where Cabernet Sauvignon is king, Sonoma specialized in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel, though excellent Cabs are produced too. There are at present 16 AVAs within Sonoma County, and, like much of the West Coast of the United States, new AVAs are created in Sonoma County with regularity. Some Sonoma appellations, such as the Russian River Valley, are renowned for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.