Donkey & Goat Carignane 2015
- Rated 4.5 stars
- Mendocino County, California
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: December 5, 2017
- Last modified: December 5, 2017
From 75-year-old organically farmed Carignan vines, this wine is from Testa Vineyards’ sandstone and loam soils in Mendocino, just over 520m in altitude. After a 10-day maceration, it spent an additional 10 months in neutral French oak before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Dusky plum, raspberry, mineral, black cherry and dried thyme is carried with fine, persistent acidity, lifted and bright, all with a persistent perfumed overhue of wild blueberry. Bottled unfined and unfiltered (so overtly cloudy), this wine has a grippy duskiness on the lingering finish. A lovely pour, though wish it was about half the price.