Donkey & Goat Carignane 2015
- Rated 4.5 stars
- Mendocino County AVA, California
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: September 25, 2017
- Last modified: September 25, 2017
From 75-year-old organically farmed Carignan vines, this is from Testa Vineyards' sandstone and loam soils in Mendocino, just over 520 m in altitude. After a 10-day maceration, this spent an additional 10 months in neutral French oak before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Dusky plum, raspberry, mineral, black cherry, dried thyme is carried with fine, persistent acidity, lifted and bright, all with a persistent perfumed overhue of wild bush blueberry. Bottled unfined and unfiltered (an overt cloudiness), this has a grippy duskiness on the lingering finish. A lovely pour, though wish it was about half the price.