Donkey and Goat Fenaughty Vineyard Reserve Syrah 2008

Syrah/Shiraz from Sierra Foothills, California

$75.00 $59.99
Save $15.01
Item No. 112233
  • red wine
  • Green wine
  • ST91
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.3%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

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

Critical Acclaim

"Inky ruby. Complex nose combines red and dark berries, potpourri and underbrush, along with nuances of anise and black olive. Very syrah, with intense dark berry and floral flavors that turn spicier with air. Combines the depth of New World fruit with the wilder aspects of the northern Rhone and finishes with lingering spice and herb nuances. I really like this wine's balance."
91 Points

Learn 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 Rhone 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 Rhone winemaker who...

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Learn About Sierra Foothills

Called gold country since the mid-1800's, the Sierra Foothills, located between Sacramento and the Nevada border, was a hot spot for those seeking a gold rush fortune. Some of these settlers brought some European vines with them and somewhere in that mix was the Zinfandel grape. Notable Facts Zinfandel remains the grape of choice here, followed by Rhone Blends. Volcanic...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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