Goldschmidt Vineyard Yoeman Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 - 750ml
94 Points Tasting Panel
Dark ruby color; smooth, lush, and rich with plum, black cherry, and spice; intense and long.
Goldschmidt Yoeman Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a small mountain vineyard just south of the town of Geyserville. This terraced vineyard slopes to the southeast and is comprised of well-draining, glacial loam. Soft morning sun promotes slower grape maturation and longer “hang times” in this secluded micro-climate. Planted in 1988, it is made up of two very old field selections which allow for more diversity in the clusters. Upon achieving full ripeness, they vary in size, acidity, and flavor profile. One shows more red fruit and the other more black fruit characteristics Such plant diversity grants more complexity within the site. Yoeman is a low input vineyard with very low yields and is typically picked 2-3 weeks later than our Oakville vineyards. Rarely do vineyard conditions afford a winemaker the opportunity to make a wine such as this. With its multi-layering and pronounced “grip,” Nick Goldschmidt pushes the stylistic boundary of Alexander Valley Cabernet.
Their focus is Cabernet Sauvignon from two prestigious vineyards in Northern California — Vyborny Vineyard, located on the northeastern slope in the Alexander Valley, and Game Ranch, located on an old river bottom on the eastern bench of the Silverado Trail. Both showcase the optimum silhouettes of Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley and Napa Valley.
Each vintage, we take what we believe to be the best patch of each vineyard and craft four exceptional barrels of wine that really go above and beyond what we expect from the Goldschmidt Vineyard Cabernet label. PLUS means an additional year of ageing in new French oak, PLUS hand bottled straight from barrel to bottle.
Average Vine Age: 35 years
TA: 6.1 g/l
Un-fined & Unfiltered
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