Donkey & Goat

Donkey & Goat

Ramato Filigreen Farm Pinot Gris 2020

Ramato orange hue
White and yellow flowers citrus peel stones medium+ body medium+ alcohol wild herbs salty and savory long savory finish low acidity toasty notes on the finish

6 day skin fermentation in concrete biodynamic
— 7 days ago

La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2012

A absolute steal at $35, this Rioja is aging beautifully and I’d say 2022 is the perfect time to drink this. A light, tawny color. A nose of cranberries, cherries, leather, tobacco and what I’m calling a fresh goat cheese. The palate is perfectly balanced. Lots of intense, bright fruit with a wonderful acidity that reminds me of ouzo or lemon curd. The finish is long and smooth with some leathery and cedar notes. Nearly perfect structure. Wow. — 10 days ago

Donkey & Goat

New Glou Fenaughty, Girard, Testa and Cloud Vineyard Marsanne Blend 2021

👀 - Hazy purple
👃 - Had allergies so I couldn't really smell 😿
👅 - Raspberry! Slightly effervescent
— 2 months ago

Donkey & Goat

Stone Crusher Skin Ferment El Dorado Roussanne 2020

Lemon, ginger candy, orange peel, dried apricot, kumquat, dry marmalade. medium (-) acidity medium body

the OG since 2009. 14 day skin fermentation in wood
— 7 days ago

Donkey & Goat

Cannonball Red Blend 2021

2021. From the D&G website “The base is Testa Carignane (62%) and Rava Grüner Veltliner (21%) and the spice is a mix of Fenaughty Grenache Blanc (6%) & Vermentino (6%) and Cloud Chardonnay (5%).”
Their tasting notes are spot on, especially the fruit rollup 😄
“Delightful tart notes of Bing cherry, cranberry and red raspberry spill forward on the palette along with the zing of chewy fruit-rollups. Deeper in, a flinty, volcanic minerality balances and grounds this high-energy wine, while a creamy mouthfeel completes the enchantment.”
— a month ago

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Le Ragose

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend 2008

Classic Amarone, with the bitter cherry flavor that is expected. This wine is aged just the right amount. It still needs to be decanted, as I have found with Amarones, at least 2 hours. One it has breathed, it offers flavors of bitter dark chocolate, followed by bitter cherry. The nose is perfect. And there is still fruit in the long finish. It went well with my goat cheese and mushroom salad smothered in balsamic di Modena, matching the vinegar and mushroom flavors perfectly. — a month ago

Donkey & Goat

Skinny Dip California Grenache 2021

Made in the ripasso style due to smoke taint. Press directly off skin and onto Grenache Gris skins unaffected by smoke. Bright orange. Lemon / lime notes too — 7 days ago

Famiglia Pasqua

Mucchietto Puglia Primitivo

Delicious primitive, bursting with rich fruit and smooth mellow tannins. Worked perfectly with a slow cooked Caribbean goat curry — 2 days ago

Domaine de la Perruche

Saumur-Champigny Clos de Chaumont Cabernet Franc 2019

Under the spell of this Loire wine. The bottle was finished without difficulty. Deep purple colour. Rashed nose of frank cabernet: raspberry, black cherries, purple, slate mineral touch. We feel the solar character of recent wines (climate change) giving concentration and intensity, where only a few years ago the acid green pepper style could sometimes hinder. A racy and gourmet Cabernet Franc de Loire to drink on youth. Perfect with asparagus pasta or goat cheese from the region of production.

Sous le charme de ce vin de Loire. La bouteille a été finie sans difficulté. Robe pourpre profonde. Nez racé du cabernet franc : framboise, cerises noires ,violette, touche minérale ardoise. On sent le caractère solaires des vins récents (changement climatique) donnant de concentration et intensité, là où il y a quelques années encore les style poivron vert acide pouvait parfois gêner. Un Cabernet Franc de Loire racé et gourmand à boire sur la jeunesse. Parfait avec une pasta aux asperges ou encore un fromage de chèvre de la région de production.
— a month ago

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Daniel Bloom

Daniel Bloom

@Romain Fitoussi Looks very nice, say what’s the lightly ashed goat* cheese?
Romain Fitoussi

Romain Fitoussi

@Daniel Bloom it's a Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine, moderately dry.
Loire Cab-Franc + Loire Goat cheese = Completely addictive combination 😍