The Tasting Panel 91
Perfumed with tart blackberries and chocolate-covered raisins, the palate possesses silky tannins
spotted with white pepper and enveloped in notes of plum, raspberry, and heather.
Rich and robust with aromas of black cherry, black tea, dark spices, and mocha. Bold and structured showing ripe black currant, cherry, and plum flavors. Every smooth, soft, and supple finish.
The latest release of this very popular, value-oriented Cabernet by Nick Goldschmidt and his daughter, Katherine. Nick has farmed the Crazy Creek Vineyard since 1989 and loves the style and power it achieves. Perfect for casual dining and discerning tasters looking for a wine with lots of personality and style.
Appellation: AV 100%
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauv
Yield: 2.5 tons per acre, by hand
Titratable Acidity: 6.3 g/l
Alc %: 14.5
Barrels: Medium Toast
Aging: 60% French
12 months, 20% new
ML Complete: Yes
Racked: Gravity racked 3 times
A superb vintage for Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Very refined with deep, almost opaque, purple-black color and outstanding flavor development. We were challenged this year by a warm winter, a cool spring, and three summer heat waves, but the gorgeous fruit at harvest released our worries. Yields were down we were blessed with great quality and consistency. Small clusters with some of the smallest berries we’ve ever seen. Very concentrated but marvelously flavorful!
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