gvplusEach 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.


2012 Cabernet Sauvignon PLUS
Yoeman, Alexander Valley

Tasting Note: Deeply concentrated yet focused, with highlights of tobacco, mocha, and blackberry in the nose. This vintage is broad and rich with a soft opening of savory blackberry, red currant, fresh herb, and chocolate flavors. More elegant in style compared to previous vintages and more approachable. The generous use of new French oak marries perfectly with the ripe fruit and leads to a finish showing vanilla and toasty caramel.

Awards & Accolades

  • 2011 – 94 Points, Anthony Diaz Blue
  • 2008 – 93 Points, Wine Enthusiast
  • 2007 – 94 Points, Wine Enthusiast
  • 2006 – 93 Points, Wine Enthusiast
  • 2005 – 93 Points, Wine Enthusiast
  • 2004 – 91 Points, Wine Enthusiast


2012 Cabernet Sauvignon PLUS
Game Ranch, Oakville

Tasting Note: The 2012 Game Ranch offers intense power and generosity but with a higher natural acidity than previous vintages. It has an outstanding potential to age 10-15 years. Medium dark-ruby color with intense cassis and blueberry notes layered over sage, black pepper, black olive and a hint of violets. The palate has considerable weight with a round, fleshy mouthfeel. The finish offers richly textured tannins with chocolate notes.

Awards & Accolades

  • 2011 – 92 Points, Wine Enthusiast
  • 2009 – 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
  • 2008 – 94 Points, Wine Enthusiast
  • 2007 – 96 Points, Wine Enthusiast
  • 2006 – 98 Points, Wine Enthusiast
  • 2005 – 96 Points, Wine Enthusiast