Bully Hill Vineyards is a New York establishment started in 1958 by Greyton Taylor. Love My Goat Red is Bully Hill’s most popular label which is said to pair well with steak and pasta. We had a chance to pair it with an empty glass and sit down to enjoy. What did we find?
On the nose we detected a lot of red dark fruits, plums rose from the glass along with dark ripe cherries and a bit of mineral earth. The scent of cheddar hit the senses so we pulled out a block of extra sharp and some salted crackers to try it out.
Paired with the sharp cheddar we found Love My Goat Red really brought out a sweet cherry taste. Mellow in taste which makes this a great try for new wine drinkers looking for a suitable table wine with some meaty foods or cheeses. Alone, Love My Goat is a fruitier wine but dulled fruits which play well with the alcohol content (11% ABV) without being “fruit bombs” too typical from the Napa Vally region of California vineyards.
Fruity wines are perfectly fine, very new world in style. Love My Goat has a new world appeal with a slight hint of old world class. You can find this wine for under USD $10.00 and fits well into a party of casual wine drinkers that want something to complement their dinner.
Love My Goat is not going to knock you on your ass in terms of complexity and flavor but makes a great casual table wine. You’ll find it fits the tastes of many wine drinkers, those with more experienced palates may think its a bit sweet and may comment at the darker tan “brandy” coloring to the wine. But, overall, you can’t go wrong when you’re buying under the $10 to $12 price range.