Hilary Goldschmidt

Oakville, Napa Valley | California
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The Oakville district is the heart and soul of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, where the coolness of the south meets up-valley warmth in perfect equilibrium. Oakville isn’t too hot; it isn’t too cold. It’s just right. That’s why Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville so perfectly expresses the essential qualities of the varietal in deep, complex wines that can last for decades. Charming Creek is located on Route 29 just north of Oakville Cross Rd. The old Clone 7 Cabernet Sauvignon vines here give perfumed aromatics but also silkiness, deep color, power and richness. Also typical of Clone 7, the wines age very gracefully and show good acidity and structure when older. After 10 years this vineyard will still show dark fruits and supple tannins.

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2021 Cabernet Sauvignon, Charming Creek, Oakville

Tasting Note: This highly acclaimed vineyard produces classic wine with dark cassis and blackberry notes. It is reminiscent of a fine Bordeaux from Pauillac. Its fine-grained tannins are strong, yet polished, making it wonderful for drinking today or for saving for a special occasion in the future. Pair with traditional seared filet of beef, Osso Bucco, or lamb lollipops with rosemary demiglaze.

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2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Charming Creek, Oakville

Tasting Note: Purple edges lead to a bright red garnet hue. Delicate aromas of strawberry, with hints of plum and  raspberries. Sweet vanilla opens up on the mouth with highlights of caramel. Essence of mineral and graphite show on the length of the mouth mingling with more vanilla and pomegranate in the finish.

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2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Charming Creek, Oakville

Tasting Note:The fresh bright red hue with purple edges leads into aromas of black cherry with hints of raspberry and black plum. The mouth opens with delicious vanilla and mocha merged with the same cherry and plum found on the nose. Enticing traces of graphite and a mineral essence build down the length of the mouth, joining pomegranate and more vanilla in the finish. Enjoy now through 2030.

Awards & Accolades

  • 92 points – Wine Spectator

 

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2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Charming Creek, Oakville

Tasting Note: Deep mahogany color packed with raspberry and ripe black fruit characters expanding into mint and toasty oak aromas. On the palate: Black cherry and plum layers weave seamlessly through the red tobacco and earthy overtones. Full-bodied, well-balanced. Soft midpalate with velvety tannins. Finishes nicely with espresso bean.

Awards & Accolades

  • 92 points – Wine Spectator