Donkey and Goat

Donkey & Goat have been a new secret favorite of mine for the past year or so since I first heard of them from palate.

The first two wines from Donkey and Goat we enjoyed were a syrah blend called Mendocino Melange and a wild and delicious chardonnay called Untended. So, when it was announced that Jared (the donkey) was going to be a palate on a Tuesday night for a tasting of the new releases, I headed over.

Of the five wines I tried, I bought 3 of them. A nice rosé (which, sadly, G doesn’t love); a co-fermented red blend of syrah, mourvedre, grenache & counoise called Four Thirteen (delicious, not too fruity, good balance); and the 2009 Brosseau Vineyard Chardonnay made from grapes in the Chalone AVA.

Huge fan of these wines. The winemaking couple interned in the Rhone and they build wines with restraint while they really satisfy. As much as I love the wildness of the Untended, the Brosseau is really lovely.