The statement cannot be refuted. Goats do, in fact, roam. As proof, there are wild goats (not feral domestic goats) whose natural habitats are scattered all over the world – Europe, Asia Minor, the Middle East and Central Asia, for example. On the other hand, the maker of this wine – Charles Back of the Fairview Wine Farm – has some 600 goats on the property. They are domestic goats, of course, and their milk is used to produce cheese. I imagine, then, Mr. Black would know a thing or two about goats and their habits.
Winemaker: Goats do Roam
Varietal: Red Blend
Appellation: South Africa
Price: $9.99 at Whole Foods
Notes: What an interesting blend this was. Comprised of 60% Shiraz, 14% Grenache, 11% Mourvèdre, 11% Petite Sirah, 2% Carignan, and 2% Cinsault, this South African red was dark ruby in the glass. It had good acidity, medium body, very little tannins, and 14% alcohol. Flavors my happy tongue enjoyed were blackberry, blueberry, leather, ash, and black pepper with some olive notes. This seems to be made as a “drink now” wine, and why not? I mean it. Go ahead and buy a bottle to drink tonight! Of course, the tongue-in-cheek name Goats do Roam (rhyming nicely with Côtes du Rhône) was just icing on the cake.