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  • How 'bout a nice glass of barnyardy wine to go with your stinky cheese?

    Marlene Rossman: "Winespeak" and Other Obscenities

  • Some will find this a bit bretty and barnyardy, but I liked the funkiness and thought it in no way overpowered the wine's fruity complexity.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • Buffalo milk, from which traditional mozzarella cheese is made, has a characteristic blend of modified fatty acids reminiscent of mushrooms and freshly cut grass, together with a barnyardy nitrogen compound indole.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Dry hay and silage are relatively poor in fat and protein and produce a less complicated, mildly cheesy aroma, while lush pasturage provides raw material for sweet, raspberry-like notes derivatives of unsaturated long-chain fatty acids, as well as barnyardy indoles.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Pasture-feeding, particularly on alfalfa and clover, increases the levels of a compound called skatole, which also contributes a barnyardy element to pork flavor, while lambs finished on grain for a month before slaughter are milder.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • A tad barnyardy, though in a good way, and a nice concoction of fruit and minerality.

    CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes)

  • A bit faded, there is more barnyardy raspberries, some soft spice and hints of black olive.

    CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes)

  • I was hoping it would blow off, and it did, to some extent, leaving a wine that was dominated by a sort of chewy barnyardy character that was tolerable, and sort of interesting.

    CellarTracker Tasting Notes (all notes)

  • But I don’t want anything so unusual as to be off-putting -- Thanksgiving is not the time to test your mother-in-law’s tolerance for brett by pouring a barnyardy Syrah.


  • 92 Pts. 1999 - This is looking a bit funky, a fair bit of barnyardy goodness with some drying tannins.

    Tinto y Blanco


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  • of cheese.

    March 24, 2008