White - Sparkling

2013 A Donkey and Goat Chardonnay Lily's Cuvee

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • > California
  • > North Coast
  • > Anderson Valley
Drink between 2016 - 2018
CT90.3 7 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 5

  • Bbaldinger wrote: (91 points)

    July 30, 2014 - - Light gold color with medium pearls and has flavours of grapefruit and apple - I really nice, dry sparkling. Nice apple/citrus. Really enjoyed it.

  • TAStark Likes this wine: (90 points)

    May 29, 2014 - I loved this crazy little wine. The mousse was more vigorous than I was expecting. I assumed, incorrectly, that this was going to be frizzante, but it's a full on sparkler. The nose definitely has some interesting components - honey, apple, pear, green tea, mint. On the palette, there's a fair amount of RS, but this isn't moscato sweet. I'd call it "extra dry" if I were using sparkling wine nomenclature. It balances the acidity well. Very food friendly or enjoyed on its own.

  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    April 11, 2014 - Again, savory on the nose, sweet on the palate, has a green tea thing going on the nose.

  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    April 3, 2014 - 90% Chardonnay 10% Roussane. Partially fermented in bottle and then closed with crown where it continues fermenting. Has some RS. For an experiment, which I assume this sort of is, its works it out.

  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    April 3, 2014 - Addy says "this one is good but a little sour". "It has a nice flavor and a nice complication but you may want to add a tiny bit more grapes".

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2014, Issue #174 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2013
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer A Donkey and Goat
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Lily's Cuvee
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion North Coast
  • Appellation Anderson Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 29 (73%)
  • Consumed 11 (28%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

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