Donkey and Goat

Stone Crusher El Dorado Roussanne

9.2159 ratings
9.232 pro ratings
El Dorado County, Sierra Foothills, California, USA
Roussanne
Top Notes For
J Gwen Berry

Wine Writer Palm Beach Post

9.2

My first orange wine. Dried apricot, white peach, nectarine, melon, sour orange. Great body- and grippy tannins like I've never felt from a white wine! Earthy, slightly herbal. Super interesting. Loved it!

My first orange wine. Dried apricot, white peach, nectarine, melon, sour orange. Great body- and grippy tannins like I've never felt from a white wine! Earthy, slightly herbal. Super interesting. Loved it!

3 people found it helpfulFeb 14th, 2015
Joshua Mason

I flippin love this wine! Orange wine with big body? This can take Indian food and just crush it, oh so gently. The truth in this wine makes me love wine

I flippin love this wine! Orange wine with big body? This can take Indian food and just crush it, oh so gently. The truth in this wine makes me love wine

2 people found it helpfulApr 13th, 2014
Lauren Vance

Buyer Whole Foods Market Oakland

9.1

Transports you straight to the orchards... Mandarin orange, peaches and nectarines, wet soil and herbal notes. Eyes closed you might almost think it's a sour fruit beer. Noticeable tannin and larger body with white wine fruit profile. Can't get over how it's just like an extremely low carb sour! 11.5 abv is icing on the cake.

Transports you straight to the orchards... Mandarin orange, peaches and nectarines, wet soil and herbal notes. Eyes closed you might almost think it's a sour fruit beer. Noticeable tannin and larger body with white wine fruit profile. Can't get over how it's just like an extremely low carb sour! 11.5 abv is icing on the cake.

1 person found it helpfulJan 8th, 2017
Eric Danch

Importer Blue Danube Wines

Hard to think of a vineyard that looks closer to death and makes wine that's so alive.

Hard to think of a vineyard that looks closer to death and makes wine that's so alive.

1 person found it helpfulMar 3rd, 2013
Chris O'Hearn

Robert Sinskey Vineyards

9.0

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Oct 11th, 2016
Erik Helms

Sommelier/Wine & Beer Buyer Whole Foods Oakland

9.1

Orange wine! The nose just jumps at you - fresh oranges, juicy peaches, & ripe nectarines. Palate brings a relentless earthy presence, grippy tannins & a touch of acid. Bone dry, with a big body & white wine fruit profile. Equally unique & tasty. 100% Rousanne, 401 case production.

Orange wine! The nose just jumps at you - fresh oranges, juicy peaches, & ripe nectarines. Palate brings a relentless earthy presence, grippy tannins & a touch of acid. Bone dry, with a big body & white wine fruit profile. Equally unique & tasty. 100% Rousanne, 401 case production.

Oct 4th, 2016
boyd pearson

Never would guess roussanne, but I dig this wine.

Never would guess roussanne, but I dig this wine.

Aug 12th, 2016
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.2

One of my favorite New California orange wines - all the additional texture and phenolic complexity, but not at the expense of obliterating the variety. If anything, the extra tannic grip helps keep a normally flabby Roussanne in check and moving across the palate. Nice with a little extra time in the bottle, too.

One of my favorite New California orange wines - all the additional texture and phenolic complexity, but not at the expense of obliterating the variety. If anything, the extra tannic grip helps keep a normally flabby Roussanne in check and moving across the palate. Nice with a little extra time in the bottle, too.

Jun 1st, 2016
Colin Heinrich

Sales & Marketing B Wise Vineyards

9.9

Booyah! The best Orange wine I've had. Flowers, Apricot, spice, and some sherry and Belgian beer notes, Wonderful tannin, such a joy in a "white" wine.

Booyah! The best Orange wine I've had. Flowers, Apricot, spice, and some sherry and Belgian beer notes, Wonderful tannin, such a joy in a "white" wine.

Apr 24th, 2016
Dan Thomas

In a great spot right now. White peach and stone with good acid and length.

In a great spot right now. White peach and stone with good acid and length.

Feb 7th, 2016