A Donkey and Goat

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91
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A Donkey and Goat 2007 Fenaughty Vineyard Syrah (El Dorado)

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An impressive Syrah, not just for its ripeness, but for the structure. Fine, firm tannins and acids, along with well-integrated oak, provide a classic framework to the ripe blackberries, leather and chocolate. Good now, with decanting, but really wants 2–4 years of aging.

 — S.H.  (2/1/2010)
91
points

A Donkey and Goat 2007 The Recluse Broken Leg Vineyard Syrah (Anderson Valley)

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Lots of smoky leather and crushed black pepper in this wine, a clear sign the Syrah comes from a cool climate. Crisp acidity, too, giving the wine a bright mouthfeel. Might even have a drop of Viognier. There’s a citrusy lift to the blackberries and black currants. Should develop smoothly through 2013.

 — S.H.  (2/1/2010)
89
points

A Donkey and Goat 2007 Perli Vineyards Syrah (Mendocino Ridge)

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This is a wine that wants a little time in the cellar. It has very rich, ripe, concentrated blackberry and cherry flavors, accented with bacon, smoky oak and black pepper. But it’s tannic and the fruit is jammy. The parts simply haven’t knit together. Give it 2–3 years.

 — S.H.  (2/1/2010)
89
points

A Donkey and Goat 2007 Syrah (Mendocino)

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A very nice Syrah that shows plenty of upscale character. While it’s not as complex as the winery’s vineyard-designated Syrahs, it shows a rich tannin structure and ripe blackberry, anise, chocolate and pepper flavors. Will drink well for the next couple years.

 — S.H.  (2/1/2010)
87
points

A Donkey and Goat 2004 Vieilles Vignes Syrah (McDowell Valley)

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This Mendocino region has some very old Syrah vines, and they have produced a dark, soft, lush Syrah, with an earthy component to the blackberry and mocha flavors. It’s pretty tannic, but that softness makes it instantly drinkable, and it’s not likely to improve with age.

 — S.H.  (5/1/2006)
86
points

A Donkey and Goat 2004 Brosseau Vineyard Chardonnay (Chalone)

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From up in the Chalone highlands comes this very dry, acidic and rather earthy Chard. It has peach and apricot flavors, with a touch of green tea and tannins. Seems like it has the structure to age, although that has got to be considered a gamble.

 — S.H.  (5/1/2006)
86
points

A Donkey and Goat 2004 Vidmar Vineyard Syrah (Yorkville Highlands)

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This is a powerfully fruity wine, packed with very ripe blackberry, black cherry, coffee and sweet leather flavors, in a fairly tannic package. It finishes a bit sweet, but shows good control throughout.

 — S.H.  (5/1/2006)
85
points

A Donkey and Goat 2006 Isabel's Cuvée Grenache Rosé (McDowell Valley)

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Fun, with fresh, grapy flavors of cherries and raspberries. With its crisp acidity and dry finish, it’s a balanced, young, easy-going blush.

 — S.H.  (7/1/2007)
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