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


2013 Cabernet Sauvignon PLUS
Game Ranch, Oakville

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

  • 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