Donkey & Goat

Stone Crusher Skin Ferment El Dorado Roussanne

9.2191 ratings
9.238 pro ratings
El Dorado County, Sierra Foothills, California, USA
Roussanne
Pork, Fish, Cream Sauces, Chili & Hot Spicy, Chicken, Pate, Shellfish, Veal, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster
Top Notes For
Shengli Hu

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

the OG since 2009. 14 day skin fermentation in wood

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

the OG since 2009. 14 day skin fermentation in wood

Jun 17th, 2022
Allison Lyzenga

Slightly hazy medium gold with hints of copper; medium plus intensity aromas of baked yellow and green apple, apple cider, almond, cinnamon, nutmeg; dry, high acid, low alcohol, medium body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium plus finish, savory and interesting, needs food

Slightly hazy medium gold with hints of copper; medium plus intensity aromas of baked yellow and green apple, apple cider, almond, cinnamon, nutmeg; dry, high acid, low alcohol, medium body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium plus finish, savory and interesting, needs food

May 1st, 2020
Matt Sterr

11.2%. “Natural” and orange.

11.2%. “Natural” and orange.

Apr 8th, 2020
Kyle Groombridge

Wow, this is an orange that needs some air, but when its’ aggressive tannins calm down - watch out. After an hour of air and a bit warmer temp, beautiful notes of lily, orange blossom, and stones waft from the glass. The palate is rich, moreso than most oranges I’ve had to this point. As previously mentioned, loads of tannin and a seductively powerful mouthfeel. This is pure joy for the red wine drinker wanting something a tad more refreshing in summer. Surprisingly, this wine paired beautifully with toast with peanut butter and honey (yes, you read that correctly, and yes, I tried it, and yes, it worked.)

Wow, this is an orange that needs some air, but when its’ aggressive tannins calm down - watch out. After an hour of air and a bit warmer temp, beautiful notes of lily, orange blossom, and stones waft from the glass. The palate is rich, moreso than most oranges I’ve had to this point. As previously mentioned, loads of tannin and a seductively powerful mouthfeel. This is pure joy for the red wine drinker wanting something a tad more refreshing in summer. Surprisingly, this wine paired beautifully with toast with peanut butter and honey (yes, you read that correctly, and yes, I tried it, and yes, it worked.)

Aug 7th, 2018
Kellin

Skin fermentation creates a very unique color, texture, and highlights more of the acidity you don’t normally get from a Roussanne.

Skin fermentation creates a very unique color, texture, and highlights more of the acidity you don’t normally get from a Roussanne.

Jun 30th, 2018
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
Natrone Means Business

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