Goldschmidt Vineyard PLUS

Alexander Valley & Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
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Each vintage, we take what we believe to be the best rows 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.

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2021 Goldschmidt PLUS Game Ranch Oakville

Tasting Note: The profile of the fruit from Game Ranch has always been characterized by intense aromas and complex flavors. This is certainly a true statement for this vintage. Intense notes of black cherries, blackberries along with tobacco and oak are the main aromas presented in the wine. The flavors are intense, as expected from this vineyard, complex layers of dark fruit and toasty oak followed with notes of vanilla and spices. The tannins are supple and round, creating the perfect structure that ends with a long and lasting finish.

Awards & Accolades

  • 93 points – Wine Enthusiast
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2019 Cabernet Sauvignon PLUS Yoeman, Alexander Valley

Tasting Note: The wine is deep purple hue. Aromas of Blueberry, Black Cherry and Plum show a fruit driven wine of maximum complexity. Bright and vibrant. The mouth is rich and full immediately with classic Alexander Valley supple tannins. 2019 was a cooler vintage and so has great vibrancy and life.

Awards & Accolades

  • 93 points – Wine Enthusiast Catalog
  • 92 points – James Suckling
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2019 Cabernet Sauvignon PLUS Game Ranch, Napa Valley

Tasting Note:  The 2019 PLUS captures the vintage beautifully. Deep purple, red in color. The aromatics in the glass pours out purple- blackcurrant, blackberry and boysenberry with toasty vanilla and spice playing supporting roles. Bright, fresh and  restrained on entry, the mid-palate offers a blend of fruit, spice, toasty oak and cedar notes. While the finish offers plenty of structure to age beautifully, the round polished tannins give warmth and texture to finish.

Awards & Accolades

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2018 Cabernet Sauvignon PLUS Yoeman, Alexander Valley

Tasting Note:  This wine has a deep purple color with aromas of black cherry and plum, leading to a deep complexity with a touch of  licorice and vanilla oak. The palate is full of black fruit with long supple tannins, building to the end. 2018 was an early  vintage and so we have great structure along with the elegant Yoeman finish.

Awards & Accolades

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2018 Cabernet Sauvignon PLUS Game Ranch, Napa Valley

Tasting Note: Dark purple-black; fragrant scents of dates, blackberry, fig, and plum. Blueberry, raspberry, and black olive flavors wrap around a spicy oak frame. With its fine-grained, silky tannins the mid-palate will become broader and more refined with age. Finishes with an touch of walnut.

Awards & Accolades

  • 92 points – Wine Enthusiast
  • 92 points – Wine & Spirits

Recent Awards + Accolades

2018 Goldschmidt Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Yoeman Plus

Score: 93 Points

8 Aug, 2022 – Savory cocoa powder and sandalwood to the blackberries, olives, dried herbs and pine cones. A hint of red chili pepper, too. Very full-bodied red, packed with powerful, granular tannins that will need time to soften. Extracted, a little chewy and heady, but luckily this is still juicy and very long, with lots of creamy oak. A bit obvious, but shows quality, too. Needs at least two or three years to come together. Drink after 2024.

2017 Goldschmidt Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Yoeman Plus

Score: 94 Points

4 Feb, 2022 – This shows notes of ripe dark fruit, baking spices, nut shells, pine wood with hints of dried herbs and crushed stones. Firm and chewy with a full body and a lingering stream of tight yet polished tannins. Rich and complex. Long finish with an array of blue fruit and crushed stones. Needs some time to soften. Try after 2025.