LIB: 2013 Meandering

2013 Meandering

An off-dry (& dare we say funky) wine sure to be a lovely pairing with cheese, savory desert treats and spicy dishes.

El Dorado

Meandering is our second version of an off-dry white. Some of you may remember, the Wayward Chardonnay which was a late harvest pick (November 30, 2011) with 25% botrytis. Meandering is different in many ways, the first being that it is a 50/50 blend of Roussanne and Marsanne, initially destined to become dry white wine, but as 2015 rolled around we watched as these stubborn barrels would not go dry. Not one to force a wine to become something it is not, we arrived on Meandering. You will find that strength of personality shine in this funky, off-dry wine sure to be a lovely pairing with cheese, savory desert treats and spicy dishes.

Fragrance of honeysuckle, melon, and mango wake up your mind as a hint of salinity grounds you. Juicy tones of white peaches are balanced by a tangy lemon balm and an earthy undertone of chamomile tea.

  • Appellation: El Dorado
  • Vineyards: Fenaughty
  • Varietals: Roussanne & Marsanne
  • Clones: Tablas Creek
  • Age: 15 years
  • Elevation: 2800 feet
  • Soil: Aiken & Argonaut loam
  • Yield: 2 tons/acre
  • Harvested: September 5 & 26, 2013
  • Pressed: September 5 & 26, 2013
  • Blend: 50% Roussanne & 50% Marsanne
  • Fermentation: Neutral FO
  • Barrel aging: 20 months
  • Bottled: Unfiltered on May 5, 2015
  • Production: 140 cases (500ml)
  • Release date: Summer 2016

Looking for older wines? We might have what you are looking for! Contact us at dgorders@donkeyandgoat.com or give us a call at 510-868-9174 and we will do our best to help.