Donkey & Goat

Blakeman Vineyard Merlot

9.216 ratings
9.47 pro ratings
Anderson Valley, North Coast, California, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Steve Matthiasson

Owner/Winemaker Matthiasson Wines

10

Earthy but bright, red and black plums, touch of herbs, was great with lamb tagine

Earthy but bright, red and black plums, touch of herbs, was great with lamb tagine

2 people found it helpfulDec 1st, 2014
Aran Healy

Partner Ruby WIne, Carlotta Cellars, Thistle Cellars

9.4

Happy place

Happy place

Mar 5th, 2015
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.2

Packs a lot of density on to a 12.5% frame. Maybe it speaks more of D&G winemaking than of merlot, but you know, I'm more than o.k. with that.

Packs a lot of density on to a 12.5% frame. Maybe it speaks more of D&G winemaking than of merlot, but you know, I'm more than o.k. with that.

Feb 17th, 2015
Nick Rancone

Really impressive. Lean and nimble.

Really impressive. Lean and nimble.

Oct 1st, 2014
Amy Atwood

Founder/Owner Amy Atwood Selections

10

Only 12.5%, but plenty of tannic structure, earthy, dark plum #donkey&goatMerlot

Only 12.5%, but plenty of tannic structure, earthy, dark plum #donkey&goatMerlot

Sep 30th, 2014
Aran Healy

Partner Ruby WIne, Carlotta Cellars, Thistle Cellars

9.1

Got this one right!

Got this one right!

Sep 25th, 2014
Brandon Boesch

This is phenomenal right now. Tons of light, bright red fruits, earth and herbs, stone, good acidity and tannin which are very mellow. So well balanced and light bodied for a merlot. Need to see if they still have some of these left.

This is phenomenal right now. Tons of light, bright red fruits, earth and herbs, stone, good acidity and tannin which are very mellow. So well balanced and light bodied for a merlot. Need to see if they still have some of these left.

Feb 13th, 2021
Brandon Boesch

This really evolved with air. First hour was super tart cherry with tons of acidity. After 2+ hours really rounded out, still plenty of tartness but some darker fruits and even a hint of cocoa. Really nice.

This really evolved with air. First hour was super tart cherry with tons of acidity. After 2+ hours really rounded out, still plenty of tartness but some darker fruits and even a hint of cocoa. Really nice.

Dec 17th, 2015
Jenna Congdon

Sales Wine Wise/The Vienna Wine Co.

8.9

Jenna had this 7 years ago

Jenna had this 7 years ago

Feb 11th, 2015
Stephanie Ma

Stephanie had this 7 years ago

Stephanie had this 7 years ago

Sep 27th, 2015