2018 Stems + Skins

2018 Stems + Skins

An exciting new varietal to add to our list of Skin Ferments!

El Dorado

The inclusion of stems and/or skins can dramatically impact every aspect of a wine. The decisions of when to include, how much, and for how long, are pivotal considerations that determine the final character of a wine. Our Stems & Skins wines will vary each year based on where Tracey and Jared find their inspiration.

Tasting Note: Our skin-ferment Vermentino captures the fragrance of night-blooming jasmine, meyer lemon blossoms and juicy white peaches. Despite its delicate aromatics, the wine boasts a grippy backbone to carry you through a lengthy finish. Be sure to have a bottle on-hand for hedonistic indulgences like crab dip and a toasty fireside.

  • Appellation: El Dorado
  • Vineyard: Fenaughty
  • Varietal: Vermentino
  • Age: Planted 2000
  • Elevation: 2800 ft.
  • Soil: Hotow, Aiken & Argonaut loam
  • Harvested: September 12, 2018
  • Pressed: September 20, 2018
  • Fermentations: Wild yeasts & bacteria
  • Maceration: 8 days in open top puncheon
  • Barrel aging: 10 months in neutral French oak
  • Bottled: August 6, 2019
  • Production: 47 cases
  • Release date: Spring 2020

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.