Goats Do Roam…Do You?

Last Thursday was the second to last day in my office, and it was ridiculously busy. Between meetings, organizing files, putting together explanations of my current projects, and trying to say good-bye to everyone, I felt like I was running non-stop. I actually cancelled plans to get together with a friend after work because I was completely worn out. However, by the time I left work on Thursday, my office was packed and my to-do list for my last day at that job was significantly shorter and definitely manageable. When I finally walked in the front door of my condo, albeit a little late in the evening, I put together some good comfort food for dinner and opened up a bottle of the 2008 Goats do Roam Red Wine.

The 2008 Goats do Roam (winery) is a Rhône-style blend—16% Syrah, 14% Cinsault, 13% Mourvèdre, 8% Grenache, and 4% Carignan grapes. The wine was a very clear, bright ruby color. On the nose, there were roasted meat, smoke, clove, nutmeg, black pepper, and blackberry aromas, followed by the slightest hint of pomegranates. In the mouth, the dark spices really dominated, while the blackberry and blackcurrant flavors were more subtle. The wine had low tannins and high acidity.

Is this worth a glass after work? Sure…you won’t be drinking anything out of the ordinary, but you’ll definitely have a decent, reliable glass of wine. At $9, It was a little thin on the body, considering the level of spiciness, but was a decent wine for the price point. I drank most of the wine on its own, but it did pair nicely with the meatloaf and mashed potatoes that Hubby and I had for dinner. In general, it isn’t a wine that you need to run out and find, but if you see it, you can give it a second look.

Overall: 3 Corks

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