Donkey & Goat Twinkle Mourvedre El Dorado 2019
Jared and Tracey Brandt have been making wine naturally in California since 2003. Inspired by a year spent in the Rhone Valley with famed winemaker Eric Texier, the couple learned everything they could before returning to build their own urban winery just outside of San Francisco. Here they oversee native yeast fermentations and employ minimal intervention to craft food friendly, moderate abv wine from organically farmed vineyards throughout the state. Their 2018 Twinkle is an unusually light-colored Mourvèdre that's really refreshing when served a bit chilled. Blended with a touch of Grenache and Syrah, this is a nervy red with tangy red fruit and infinite charm.