DONKEY & GOAT, Isabel’s Cuvee, Rosé of Grenache, 2014
Jared and Tracey Brandt live just up the hill in El Cerrito. Their much anticipated pink, named after their oldest daughter, is made from 100+ year old Grenache Gris vines. This year they made 50% like a white wine with whole cluster press to neutral French Oak barrel. The other 50% was de-stemmed and left to soak on the skins for 24 hours in an open top wood vat before pressing and then on to neutral barrels. Spontaneous fermentation occurred in barrel followed by naturally occurring malolactic fermentation. Bottled unfined and unfiltered on February 23, 2015. The wine is nearly sold out at the winery so grab a bottle while you can for $25.99.