Donkey and Goat

The Gallivanter California Red Blend

9.094 ratings
9.110 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
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
Shawn Thompson

A cloudy, slightly opaque ruby colour with ample personality, this blend of Merlot, Grenache and Mourvèdre, is surprisingly fresh and delicious with juicy blackberries, bright raspberries, a little earthiness and hint of black pepper. Bright acidity, supple and smooth, we served it slightly chilled and paired with barbecued jerk chicken. A real winner and will definitely enjoy again.

A cloudy, slightly opaque ruby colour with ample personality, this blend of Merlot, Grenache and Mourvèdre, is surprisingly fresh and delicious with juicy blackberries, bright raspberries, a little earthiness and hint of black pepper. Bright acidity, supple and smooth, we served it slightly chilled and paired with barbecued jerk chicken. A real winner and will definitely enjoy again.

Sep 15th, 2018
Tree Kilpatrick

Cloudy color of a red rhubarb stem. Smells tart and rustic. Bit of elderberry stem and green plums. Flavors are dry, tart and old world herbal. Some pie cherry. Lots of fizz in it. Flavors are on the sour beer and kombucha spectrum. Interesting, but nothing unbelievably intriguing. Name is a bit too much too.

Cloudy color of a red rhubarb stem. Smells tart and rustic. Bit of elderberry stem and green plums. Flavors are dry, tart and old world herbal. Some pie cherry. Lots of fizz in it. Flavors are on the sour beer and kombucha spectrum. Interesting, but nothing unbelievably intriguing. Name is a bit too much too.

Aug 27th, 2018
Peter Sultan

Cali vin de soif mod version, fun if not a bit one note on the sour spectrum.

Cali vin de soif mod version, fun if not a bit one note on the sour spectrum.

Jun 1st, 2018