Stone Crusher is a unique and fun take on the Roussanne grape varietal. Unlike most white wines, this "orange" wine is left on the skins for 12 days before being pressed off to finish fermentation in neutral oak. The wine pours as an orange-gold color with aromas of dried pear, peach pit, pungent flowers, and a hint of smoky minerals in the background. It's full-bodied, chewy, and dry, offering bitter pear skin, orange pith and quinine flavors and a sweeter suggestion of orange blossom honey near the finish, with a strong tannin structure. The full-bodied richness balances out tannins and it has a long, stony finish with ginger and pear nectar. This wine pairs beautifully with sweet-and-savory dishes, like meat paired with stone fruit (pork chops baked with peach, anyone?) or miso-glazed fish.
Donkey & Goat Winery is owned and operated by Jared & Tracey Brandt in Berkeley, California. They make natural wines from sustainably farmed vineyards in the Sierra Nevada, Mendocino and Napa.Read more