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2013 A Donkey and Goat Chardonnay Lily's Cuvee
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- > North Coast
- > Anderson Valley
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.
April 11, 2014 - Again, savory on the nose, sweet on the palate, has a green tea thing going on the nose.
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.
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".
Pro Reviews 1
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Josh Raynolds
May/June 2014, Issue #174 (link)
(Donkey and Goat Winery Lily's Cuvee Sparkling Chardonnay Anderson Valley) Subscribe to see review text.
- 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
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 24 (60%)
- Consumed 16 (40%)