Vinous 87 points - (62% Shiraz, 14% Mourvedre, 11% Grenach, 9% Durif, 2% Cinsault and 2% Carignan): Good medium red. Red berries, cherry and spices on the nose, lifted by floral and minty nuances. Supple and pliant on the palate but a bit diffuse, with red fruit flavors joined by leather and licorice nuances. Finishes with slightly dusty tannins. The small percentage of Petite Sirah (i.e., Durif) contributes structure. Charles Back noted that he has resisted pressure to make this highly successful wine sweeter and more commercial.
The art of blending creates many of the world's greatest wines, with only a perfect blend of grape varietals making a wine of true balance. The key to Goats do Roam is its approachability and full upfront fruit, combined with subtle elegance and firm body. This is not an "easy-drinker" as we know them, but rather a serious wine made in an appealing style. Mostly Syrah and Grenache with Cinsault, Mourvedre and Petite Sirah in the mix. Your new every day wine!