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Date Printed: 12/28/2014
Donkey and Goat Fenaughty Vineyard Reserve Syrah 2008
Donkey and Goat Fenaughty Vineyard Reserve Syrah 2008
(search item no. 112233)
green wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/28/2014: $59.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Tobacco, earth and herbs intermingled with violets grab your olfactory immediately. With a moment to breathe, mineral fresh meat and spice box come to the fore. Red fruits like cherry, plum and raspberry tickle the palate. Long, firm structured yet smooth tannins coat the mouth and linger for minutes while you ponder what this wine is and what it will become.

Blend: 97% Syrah and 3% Viognier

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About Donkey and Goat:

Donkey & Goat is a family owned and operated winery located in Berkeley California. Tracey & Jared Brandt craft their natural wines from Rhône varietals, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grown in the Anderson Valley, Mendocino Ridge and the undiscovered El Dorado appellation in the Sierra Foothills. Tracey & Jared trained in France, under Éric Texier, an up and coming Rhône winemaker who taught them the art and craft of making wines that speak to the soul about the earth from which they originate. Their maverick winemaking has helped pave the way for the natural wine movement.

They make their wines for the table not the cocktail glass. They make Rhône varietals in both colors plus an atypical Chardonnay and a Pinot Noir true to the varietals nature, striving to make wine as naturally as possible and done so since day one.