Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Country: USA, CA
Tasting Date Price: $24.99
Rating: WE 91
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Vineyard Website: http://goldschmidtsisters.com
Visual Aspect: Deep red
Nose: Spice & smoky vanilla complement the fruit
Palate: Round fleshy middle palate, with nice concentration and good structure. Finishes with silky tannins and a hint of spice
Food Pairing: Venison, rib eye and beef stew
WE 91pts Editors Choice One of the best Cab on the market. Deliciously rich in blackberry, currant & chocolate, you’ll want to drink the whole bottle right now. Kudos to winemaker Nick Goldschmidt for producing a wine this good at such a good price.
Winery notes: The thirty acre Crazy Creek Vineyard lies just east of the town of Geyserville in the renowned Alexander Valley wine region. Its old, low vigor vines consistently produce Cabernet Sauvignon with more power and depth than typically found in the appellation. Stylistically, Nick strives for full body and power in the mouth with wood behind the fruit. Few single vineyard Cabernets are offered at such a reasonable price. Blackberry, black pepper, and plum flavors enveloped in sweet oak.
Winemaker’s Comments: This 100% Cabernet is very rich and forward in classic flavors of blackberries and cassis. Oak barrels bring spicy, smoky, vanilla accents that complement the fruit. The wine is a little soft and herbal in the way of Alexander Valley Cabernets, but is quite elegant, and a good deal for the price