The Gadabout follows only the rules of nature. Stylistically it could be described as a “Rhone-like hipster”. The Donkey & Goat Winery partners with a handful of growers in Sierra Nevada, Mendocino and Napa following sustainable and organic agricultural practices. Grapes are hand harvest and sorted, then spontaneous fermented in neutral barrels. The wine is bottled without stabilization, fining or filtration, hence a light haziness in the glass. This 2016 white blend offers a creamy yet spicy feel and a redolence of melon, apricot and honey drizzled pear. A rich intensity of flavors, ample acidity and absence of obvious oak will pair beautifully with seared scallops, richly sauced baked fish, mildly spiced Thai peanut dishes, and certainly a let-go-of-the rules attitude. 953 cases made.