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Donkey & Goat

Berkeley's first natural winery, crafting wines
from sustainably farmed vineyards since 2004.

Some nice new reviews from Parker

Robert Parker recently reviewed several of our wines. The conventional wisdom is that Parker loves low acid wines. Being fans of high acid wines, one might think he would dismiss ours.

Not the case – he liked both our Prospector and Four Thirteen.

2007 A Donkey and Goat Four Thirteen
RATING: 89 points
FROM: El Dorado, Sierra Foothills, California, USA
VARIETY: Proprietary Blend
DRINK: –
ESTIMATED COST: $32
SOURCE: WA, #184
Aug 2009

A gorgeous example of an El Dorado-styled Cotes du Rhone, the 2007 Four
Thirteen is a blend of Syrah, Mourvedre, Grenache, and Counoise. This
aromatic red exhibits plenty of sexy, sweet plum, black currant, and
cherry fruit intermixed with notions of loamy soil, pepper, and spice, a
savory, round, lush mouthfeel, and a heady finish. Drink this hedonistic
effort over the next several years.

2007 A Donkey and Goat The Prospector
RATING: 88 points
FROM: El Dorado, Sierra Foothills, California, USA
VARIETY: Mourvedre
DRINK: 2009 – 2013
ESTIMATED COST: $25
SOURCE: WA, #184
Aug 2009

The 2007 The Prospector reveals surprising elegance considering it is
nearly 100% Mourvedre along with sweet blueberry and cassis intermixed
with hints of underbrush and forest floor. Medium-bodied and well-made
with silky tannins as well as a very good finish, it should evolve for 3-4
years.

Tel. (510) 868-9174
-Robert Parker

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