Donkey & Goat

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

A nice mention for Isabel’s Cuvee

The San Francisco Chronicle rated dry roses over the past weekend. They liked Isabel’s Cuvee

2009 Donkey and Goat Isabel’s Cuvee Mendocino Grenache Rosé ($18): The slightly cloudy look of Jared and Tracey Brandt’s excellent rosé hints at their natural winemaking. In this case, half the Grenache fruit (from 90-year-old vines) was left on skins for 36 hours, the other half quickly pressed. The result is earthy, briny and contemplative, like salted strawberry licorice with a peach overtone.

Isabel had a good weekend herself. Despite being Memorial Day weekend, there was lots of snow to play in and even ski.

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