Donkey and Goat

The Gallivanter California Red Blend

9.0109 ratings
9.112 pro ratings
California, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

Closest New World wine to Beaujolais I’ve ever had. Crunchy, tangy berries and granite like minerals in the nose. Dry, fruity, and light in the mouth. Nice freshness, actually some youthful and very fine/grained tannin. Pretty long finish for a quaffer. Nice!

Closest New World wine to Beaujolais I’ve ever had. Crunchy, tangy berries and granite like minerals in the nose. Dry, fruity, and light in the mouth. Nice freshness, actually some youthful and very fine/grained tannin. Pretty long finish for a quaffer. Nice!

Jun 14th, 2019
Allison Lyzenga

Medium ruby; Medium plus intensity aromas of red cranberry, ripe red and black cherry, raspberry, juicy blackberry purple flower, mushroom , funky mineral; developing; dry, medium acid, medium tannins, medium alcohol, medium, medium plus intensity flavors of tart red cranberry, juicy red and black fruit, cherry, blackberry, raspberry, oxidative red apple skins, mushroom, wet leaves; medium plus finish; very good – tart acid balances ripe fruit flavors, concentration of fruit matches slightly prolonged length

Medium ruby; Medium plus intensity aromas of red cranberry, ripe red and black cherry, raspberry, juicy blackberry purple flower, mushroom , funky mineral; developing; dry, medium acid, medium tannins, medium alcohol, medium, medium plus intensity flavors of tart red cranberry, juicy red and black fruit, cherry, blackberry, raspberry, oxidative red apple skins, mushroom, wet leaves; medium plus finish; very good – tart acid balances ripe fruit flavors, concentration of fruit matches slightly prolonged length

Sep 29th, 2018
Meredith Hu

Lifted notes of fresh cranberry, raspberry, and blueberry at the back. Ruby with moderate concentration and little staining. Dried lavender, black pepper, marzipan, elevated acidity, medium tannin, elevated to full body. Interesting blend, wouldn’t have guessed there were Mourvèdre or Merlot in it.

Lifted notes of fresh cranberry, raspberry, and blueberry at the back. Ruby with moderate concentration and little staining. Dried lavender, black pepper, marzipan, elevated acidity, medium tannin, elevated to full body. Interesting blend, wouldn’t have guessed there were Mourvèdre or Merlot in it.

Mar 21st, 2018
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

9.1

Super. Pure.

Super. Pure.

Aug 5th, 2017
Cory Fierro

Well it sure is fresh and funky.

Whether you like it depends on your tastes. It's tart, almost to a fault, and exhibits all of and none of the classic markers for whatever grapes were used in this blend. It's gimmicks for gimmicks sake, and while I understand it, I don't have to like it.

Well it sure is fresh and funky.

Whether you like it depends on your tastes. It's tart, almost to a fault, and exhibits all of and none of the classic markers for whatever grapes were used in this blend. It's gimmicks for gimmicks sake, and while I understand it, I don't have to like it.

2 people found it helpfulMar 15th, 2017
Cody Milch

Peppery and blue

Peppery and blue

1 person found it helpfulMar 18th, 2017
Andy Myer

Great blend, fruit, spice, texture, contemplative yet easy

Great blend, fruit, spice, texture, contemplative yet easy

1 person found it helpfulApr 15th, 2016
Micki Beucke

Light and smooth. Easy drinking for summer.

Light and smooth. Easy drinking for summer.

Jul 14th, 2019
Ely Cohn

Boujey as a geographic adjective. Whole cluster and sour and rested in fresh concrete. A mystery box of grapes. I’ll guess there is Grenache and maybe some Pinot and Syrah. Unfiltered and a bed of thick sediment. Tingly high pitched perfume and then spiced cherry cola, cinnamon, and blackberry.

Boujey as a geographic adjective. Whole cluster and sour and rested in fresh concrete. A mystery box of grapes. I’ll guess there is Grenache and maybe some Pinot and Syrah. Unfiltered and a bed of thick sediment. Tingly high pitched perfume and then spiced cherry cola, cinnamon, and blackberry.

Jun 23rd, 2019