Alcohol : 14,5%
Grape(s) : Cabernet Sauvignon
Localisation : Alexander Valley, California, United States
Tasting Note : The aromatics are opulent and very floral. Black fruits of black cherry and plum were a common theme. The mouth follows with rich dark fruits of blackberry, plum, and some licorice texture. Lush ripe tannins, full body and the nice creamy velvet tongue-wrapping flavor.
The Domain: Nick Goldschmidt is a global winemaker whose vast experience knows no bounds. He makes wine in California, New Zealand and Argentina, and he’s known for producing rich wines that are also incredible values. Nick also has an eye for sourcing exceptional fruit and in previous years, this wine was a single-vineyard Cabernet from Crazy Creek Vineyard, that for years went to Simi for their Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon ($75). The quality of the vineyard was recognized by Silver Oak and they purchased it recently. Moving forward the wine will bear the moniker Stonemason Hill, and in 2018, it’s a blend of fruit from Crazy Creek and Stonemason Hill, which is a site hand-selected by Nick Goldschmidt that’s located near Rattlesnake Hill and Blue Rock Vineyards. Nick selected it because he believes the character and terroir of this site will ensure the continued stylistic goals that have made the brand so successful.
The Goldschmidt Vineyard label is a program designed to showcase single vineyard source wines from both the Alexander Valley and Napa Valley Oakville appellations. The goal is to create wines that highlight the distinct characters, benefits and attributes derived from these site-specific harvests. Goldschmidt Vineyards Cabernets are crafted with the best possible resources to achieve exceptional richness, quality and balance – the hallmarks of world-class wines.