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Monday, January 15, 2007

2005 Goats Do Roam Red

This label has picked up some wider distribution in recent months. I remember trying this at a tasting a few months back, but don’t recall much about it....I think I need to start making better notes at tastings. This one was $8 at Trader Joe’s and is from South Africa.

One would think this would be a Cotes du Rhone blend with the punny label, but it’s actually Shiraz, Cinsault, Grenache, Gamay, Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot...not quite a Cotes blend.

The nose is fruit filled, blueberries mainly, with a bit of oak.

More blueberry on the palate, this is definitely fruit forward, with light oak and mild tannins.

The fruit on the finish fades quickly but some oak lingers.

Strongly recommended. We’re drinking this by itself and it’s excellent, but I’d certainly call this food friendly and would work well with almost anything. Go for it.

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