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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Goats do Roam Rose 2010
Goats do Roam Rose 2010
(search item no. 106310)
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International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $9.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Tasting Panel rating: 88 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Bright color in the glass, with delicate aromas of red fruit and berry. The entry on the palate is slightly sweet and fruit-driven, finishing on an intense yet refreshing note. Surprisingly complex with a lingering aftertaste.
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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.