Donkey and Goat is the pinnacle of natural wine making in California. All of their wines are made from biodynamically grown, foot-stomped fruit and are fermented naturally using native yeasts with no enzymes or other nutrients added to enhance fermentation. The wines age sur-lie in neutral oak and are bottled unfined and unfiltered never coming into contact with any plastic or machinery. The results are stunning and beg for a place at the dinner table with it's heady aromatics, brooding fruit, outstanding texture and refined tannins.
From the producer:
While living in France the wines of Châteuneuf-du-Pape ignited our love of Rhône wines in general and CdP in particular. These wines strike the unusual balance of being gratifying early but also boasting age worthy potential. Plus their friendliness with food and array of depth and concentration in flavor, texture and aroma lends them to entertain the senses and mind. We have made our Thirteen Series with all of that driving our direction. In CdP the wines have up to thirteen grapes blended together. In ours, we have blended five: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Counoise & Cinsault.
From the winemaker: A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon , 33% Tempranillo and 17% Syrah. This wine is fermented in small batches, all vinified by varietal for later assemblage. Aged...
From the winemaker: With the 2013 vintage of Mordecai, we mixed up the program a little bit (again). Instead of roughly even parts Bordeaux and Rhone, we brought Zinfandel from...
Wine Spectator 94pts Highly Recomended. The aroma recalls a warm summer day in the vineyard, with scents of wild berry, dried flowers and sage. The flavors are deep and distinctive,...