White

2012 Donkey and Goat Chardonnay Improbable

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • Sierra Foothills
  • El Dorado
Drink between 2014 - 2016 (Edit)
CT90.5 8 reviews
2012
Label borrowed from 2011
2011
Label borrowed from 2014
2014
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • wineshlub wrote: 92 points

    February 3, 2018 - Unscrewed and poured. Butterscotch/paraffin aroma. Clean, complex mix of flavors that include lemon, minerals, white fruit. Hints of butter in the finish.

    Well integrated and compelling mix of flavors, rock solid backbone, great staying power. I'm looking at a CT drinking window that ends in 2016, but this is still going strong with no end in sight. Excellent QPR.

  • Beerzebub Likes this wine:

    January 31, 2014 - Cool, low intensity aromas of orchard fruit, white flowers, herbaceous scrub, rocky earth, and fleeting ginger and white pepper. On the palate, bright peach and golden apple with much more definition than on the nose, juicy and fresh, with excellent clean tart acidity. Nuances of honey, pine/scrub, and mineral earth. Nice length, with some gingery spice developing, the minerality growing and developing some salinity, and lingering tart golden fruit and herbaceous scrub. Characterful and tasty.

  • joefel Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 18, 2013 - This is flat-out a yummy Chard! Light in color and cloudy (it is unfiltered) with lovely citrus on the nose. Crisp, balanced, and a good mouthfeel. Nice finish. Very enjoyable wine - should have bought more!

  • stubbie999 Likes this wine:

    November 6, 2013 - Lovely, crisp, refreshing - citrus and melon and mineral and above all acidity. Snappy with food, and a pleasure to drink. In this warmer vintage, it drinks like a meaty Village Chablis. Or maybe it just drinks like CA Chardonnay can and should taste without all the tarting up so often done.

  • SWoenophile Likes this wine: 90 points

    July 30, 2013 - Light gold in color, slightly cloudy (unfiltered). The legs are relatively fast. Faint hints of melon, stonefruit, over a background of wet flint. Flavor upfront is white peach. The body is light with a crisp mouthfeel. The flavors evolve to a minerally finish.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type White
  • Producer Donkey and Goat
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Improbable
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sierra Foothills
  • Appellation El Dorado

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  • In Cellars 1 (4%)
  • Consumed 22 (96%)

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