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Donkey & Goat Grenache Blanc El Dorado 2012

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The 2012 is a blend of from both the Fenaughty Vineyard and Swansboro Vineyard and includes 18% 6x & 11x day skin fermented Grenache Blanc (or crushed and left on skins to macerate just like a red wine). Fermentation: wild yeast. Barrel aged 8 months in neutral French oak barrels. 198 cases produced. Not yet reviewed; 2011 vintage rated 90 points by International Wine Cellar: (12.6% alcohol): Pale gold. Bright aromas and flavors of honeydew, nectarine and orange, complicated by subtle floral and herbal nuances. Juicy and precise on the palate, then firm on the finish, offering good cut to the lingering melon and honeysuckle notes. This wine has the flavor impact to work with full-flavored foods but there's a litheness to it that will suit lighter dishes, even shellfish.

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Donkey and Goat:
A Donkey and Goat is a wife & husband owned and operated winery located in Berkeley California. Tracey and Jared Brandt are the "donkey and goat" behind these sustainable farmed and artfully produced wines that are distinctive, soulful and truly represent the earth from which they come.

The 2012 is a blend of from both the Fenaughty Vineyard and Swansboro Vineyard and includes 18% 6x & 11x day skin fermented Grenache Blanc (or crushed and left on skins to macerate just like a red wine). Fermentation: wild yeast. Barrel aged 8 months in neutral French oak barrels. 198 cases produced. Not yet reviewed; 2011 vintage rated 90 points by International Wine Cellar: (12.6% alcohol): Pale gold. Bright aromas and flavors of honeydew, nectarine and orange, complicated by subtle floral and herbal nuances. Juicy and precise on the palate, then firm on the finish, offering good cut to the lingering melon and honeysuckle notes. This wine has the flavor impact to work with full-flavored foods but there's a litheness to it that will suit lighter dishes, even shellfish.

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