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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Goats do Roam Red 2002
Goats do Roam Red 2002
(search item no. 58735)
International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The perfect summer BBQ wine! Rich, robust, and a great value from South Africa. The grapes were harvested from vineyards in the Paarl, Pedeberg and Malmesbury regions. The grapes are mostly sourced from dry farmed old bush vines. These are mostly vineyards with small cropping levels resulting in wine with considerable concentration.

A deep, vibrant purple color with juicy, ripe fruit on the palate. The aroma is of ripe fruit and spice. The wine is super now. Enjoy over the next year or two.

"(a blend of shiraz, cinsaut, pinot noir, carignan and grenache, with bits of cabernet sauvignon and merlot; mostly from unirrigated bush vines.) Medium dark red. Slightly baked redfruit flavors of cherry and raspberry. Supple, sweet and very ripe, with good texture and a lightly peppery quality. Nicely chewy and fresh wine, finishing with light, slightly dry tannins. Very good value."
-International Wine Cellar

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About Goats do Roam:

Respected South African winery Fairview owner/vintner Charles Back has built what started as a single red blend named Goats do Roam into a full-fledged wine company offering a range of top-quality, blended wines widely available throughout the wine-drinking world. The Goats do Roam brand is, in fact, the single-biggest selling South African wine label in the United States. Fruit for the wines is sourced from vineyards in the Paarl, Malmesbury and Stellenbosch areas, where Back owns farms or buys fruit from selected wine growers. No matter what their origins, grapes are selected based on the basis of inherent fruit quality and flavor characteristics required for each respective blend in the range.

The grapes are vinified in Fairview’s cellar in Paarl by Charles Back and resident winemaker Anthony de Jager, also responsible for the Fairview range. For all the light-hearted sense of fun evident in the labelling and branding of the Goats do Roam range, the wines themselves take a serious approach to quality. The style is modern, fruit-rich, with intelligent use of wood for either fermentation and/or maturation in small French and American oak barrels. The range is predominantly red, complemented by selected whites and a rosé and covering tastes from those that call for a wine with complexity and cellaring potential to those that require early drinking.