Donkey and Goat The Recluse Broken Leg Vineyard Syrah 2006

Syrah/Shiraz from North Coast, California

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Item No. 94152
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

The Recluse is what we are calling our Broken Leg Vineyard Syrah in 2006. The name pays homage to the brown recluse spider that bit Jared during a pre-harvest vineyard visit which landed him in the hospital having emergency surgery. Perhaps because of that spider or maybe it was just destiny, we decided to experiment with blending some of our warmer climate Syrah into the cool climate Broken Leg. It didn't take much to result in a richer wine of superior balance and character. Our final blend was 91% Broken Leg Syrah (which was co-fermented with 3% Broken Leg Viognier) and 9% Wylie Vineyard Syrah from the Sierra Foothills. The vineyard lots were vinified discreetly until the final blend was created. Both primary and MLF occurred without inoculation. Broken Leg stayed sur lie for 12 ½ months until we racked to tank. Wylie was racked after 10 months and returned to barrel until chosen for the blend.

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 North Coast

Beyond Napa and Sonoma in the north you find a couple of other counties producing great wine. Among these are Mendocino and Lake County. The northernmost California winegrowing regions, these two counties are right above Napa and Sonoma, geographically. Yet, wine-wise they are very different - both from their southern neighbors and from each other. Notable Facts Mendocino...

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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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