2018 Still Kraisey, Merlot

2018 Still Kraisey, Merlot

Yes, we are.... Still Kraisey!


On September 13, 2018 staring down at 8.2 tons of Merlot, largely destined for The Gallivanter, Tracey was noshing on grapes with a sparkle in her eye. Jared immediately realized it would be well into September 14 before they went home to bed but the result meant the return of our "cult wine" Still Kraisey!

The 2018 is, of course, quite different than 2013, which some of you may have tasted. We are in a different vineyard and it was fermented in one of our handmade clay vats which made for a delicious and textured Merlot. With a mere 70 cases produced, we fully expect the cult wine status to remain, and will offer this wine exclusively to our members.

Tasting Note:

The intriguingly soft, magenta color of this Merlot makes you want to jump right into this glass of wine! It explodes with lively aromatics and a flavor profile of crushed red berries, shown off well by the contrast of ruby red grapefruit. Choosing to ferment in Italian clay has done this beauty well, providing round texture and depth to show off the approachable acidity.

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.