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Fairview Goats de Roam In Villages Red 2004

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"Red Wine Bordeaux Blends by Goats do Roam from South Africa. Madame Chevre, an udderley gorgeous doe, bored but mischievous, serenely looks out over her neatly manicured vineyards. She reluctantly conforms to legislation and tradition, and only utilizes Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot... "

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Goats Do Roam Wine Company:
Goats do Roam is a South African wine company, based in the Paarl region of the Cape winelands. Founded in 1999 by Fairview owner Charles Back, the company's wines continue to be produced at the Fairview cellar, under the guidance of Back's experienced team. The winemaking focus is on blended styles, incorporating grapes from vineyards in a number of winemaking regions. Initially ins... Read more
Goats do Roam is a South African wine company, based in the Paarl region of the Cape winelands. Founded in 1999 by Fairview owner Charles Back, the company's wines continue to be produced at the Fairview cellar, under the guidance of Back's experienced team. The winemaking focus is on blended styles, incorporating grapes from vineyards in a number of winemaking regions. Initially inspired by the roaming Saanen goats on the Fairview farm, the Goats do Roam winemakers draw inspiration from various regions while still aiming to express a truly South African wine style. The range of wines has been widely acclaimed for its excellent value and consistent quality as well as the brands innovative, quirky approach to the market. After enjoying early success in the US market, the wines of the Goats do Roam Wine Company are now available in many parts of the world. The goats do roam! Following the careful selection of fine fruit from the top vineyards in the area, the grapes used in our Goats do Roam wines are transported to the Fairview cellar in Paarl, where the wines are produced and bottled. We harvest from the last week in January through to late March. During this period our modern, well-equipped Winery processes over 1500 tons of grapes. Modern wine making techniques coupled to traditional care enable us to depict both the varietal character and terroir of our vines. Read less

Member Reviews for Fairview Goats de Roam In Villages Red

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Snooth User: ttutony
407981,093
4.00 5
01/11/2009

I decided to try this wine after being pleasantly surprised by the Goats do Roam flagship wine. Deep red color in the glass. This wine showed dark fruit on the nose along with aromas of earth, cedar, and tobacco. Robust mouthfeel bursting with blackberry and black currant flavors. White pepper accompanies the fruit on the palate and has a nice warming sensation. Traces of oak as well. Great balance in this wine with nice acidity and firm tannins giving the wine a great feel. Very generous finish goes on for quite a while. Good value for the money, I would definitely recommend this wine for fans of spicy syrah.


Snooth User: tabednar
949302,449
3.50 5
04/23/2009

I wanted to try this South African wine to get a feel for a Northern Rhone Côte Rôtie wine without breaking the bank. I was quite pleased with this one. I noted red and black berries on the nose. This wine had a rich mouth feel and is medium to heavy bodied. Hints of the berries on tasting were quickly replaced by strong additions of spice, chocolate, vanilla, and oak. Finish was strong with spice but dissipated a little to quickly. Very nice wine that one day I can hopefully compare to a real Côte Rôtie.


Snooth User: monkeylush
43841201
3.00 5
02/18/2008

extremely dry, robust, savory, not sweet


Snooth User: chpaine
2876217
3.00 5
07/19/2007

bargain


External Reviews for Fairview Goats de Roam In Villages Red

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Source: Appellation America
10/16/2008

There go owner Gene Kirkham and winemaker Allen Price again, having fun with us. This duo has been cutting up since the 1980s over there on the Silverado Trail near St. Helena, especially with their Two Goats Red, whose blend differs with each vintage. The small, rustic winery says of this wine, that it is “dedicated to the Weed Abatement staff.” You might have guessed that the so-called staff is a pair of Nubian goats named Nava and Cross, who clean up the property while filling their considerable bellies.What we have then, is a fun wine that has substance and gives a whole lot of pleasure without emptying your wallet. The aromas are reminiscent of a berry patch – blackberry, blueberry and wild cherry – with some hints of cinnamon and a tinge of bittersweet chocolate. The wine is very well balanced with tar in the front and minerality on the finish. In the middle is a soft wine with supple tannins, which will help the wine age for a half-dozen years.The blend spent 19 months in second- and third-year French barrels. The listed alcohol is 13.9 percent, and alas, there were just under 300 cases produced. You go goats! – <i>baah, baah.</i>



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