Donkey & Goat

The Gallivanter California Red Blend

9.025 ratings
9.02 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
Ryan GJ

Bright! Candied watermelon, lime pith, grapefruit acidity. Marjoram and dill. Light body, chalk and mineral finish. Drinks like a crisp dry white or a Beaujolais with a little yeastiness in the aftertaste. Really cool natural wine fun to try out.

Bright! Candied watermelon, lime pith, grapefruit acidity. Marjoram and dill. Light body, chalk and mineral finish. Drinks like a crisp dry white or a Beaujolais with a little yeastiness in the aftertaste. Really cool natural wine fun to try out.

Nov 30th, 2019
Doug Powers

Lovely medium-bodied California red blend, fresh, low alcohol, lively and lively.

Lovely medium-bodied California red blend, fresh, low alcohol, lively and lively.

Oct 23rd, 2019
Adam Rbe

Ok. Look. I get it. This is not a wine for everyone. But for a real wine that reflects a winemakers vision of non-interventionist winemaking, this is it. On the nose, very aromatic floral notes, bright red fruit. In the mouth, light high-toned red fruit, some strong acidity... backend of some dill pickles (in a good way). Medium-long finish. My kinda wine. Wouldn’t bring it to someone that likes oaky Cabs.

Day 2 - much richer and darker, more like a 91. Really a well made wine.

Ok. Look. I get it. This is not a wine for everyone. But for a real wine that reflects a winemakers vision of non-interventionist winemaking, this is it. On the nose, very aromatic floral notes, bright red fruit. In the mouth, light high-toned red fruit, some strong acidity... backend of some dill pickles (in a good way). Medium-long finish. My kinda wine. Wouldn’t bring it to someone that likes oaky Cabs.

Day 2 - much richer and darker, more like a 91. Really a well made wine.

Oct 13th, 2019
Patrick Hu

With Friday 🍕 👍

With Friday 🍕 👍

Sep 21st, 2019
N B
9.2

Natural pettiance, bright and acidic, pucker berry jam.

Natural pettiance, bright and acidic, pucker berry jam.

Aug 2nd, 2019
Micah Chiles

Fantastic and funky

Fantastic and funky

Jul 27th, 2019
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
Patrick Hu

Lettin’ the hair down...

Lettin’ the hair down...

Jun 12th, 2019