Donkey & Goat, The Gadabout 2018
Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Marsanne, Chardonnay, Vermintino
Jared and Tracey Brandt have been making wine naturally in California since 2003 after spending the year France with famed winemaker Eric Texier and they are distributed by natural wine advocates Jenny & Francois. Their wines are unfined and unfiltered, only a small amount of sulfur, at bottling, and their fermentations take place with only their vineyards own wild yeasts. The Gadabout changes from year to year. This year it is made from biodynamically grown Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Marsanne, Chardonnay, and Vermintino lending notes of peach, pear, apricot, toasted almonds, and spices.