WSI93+ Intense purple and reds in color. The aromatics are opulent and very floral. Black fruits were a common theme. Black cherry and plum. The mouth follows with rich dark fruits of plum, blackberry and some licorice texture. Lush ripe tannins, full body and the nice creamy, velvet, tongue-wrapping flavor.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Jackson clone; alcohol: 14.5%; Diamond Dust vineyard on benchland in Alexander Valley; planted in deep gravelly loam soils; 2021 one of the longest growing seasons in 20 years due to lack of rains and warm early spring soils; cool August at verasion; hand harvested; 100% barrel fermented; aged 18 months in 25% new oak, 60% French, 20% American, 20% Hungarian barrels from Taransaud and Boutes.
After flying the globe for many years as the head-winemaker for the likes of Simi, Allied Domecq, and Beam Estates, Nick Goldschmidt decided to start a family company with his wife Yolyn in 1998. The goal of the company was to focus on site specific winemaking from great vineyard sites from around the world. Having produced so many world class wines from around the globe, Nick knew exactly which vineyard sites he would choose to make his wines from.The wines Nick and Yolyn Goldschmidt produce are all single vineyard, handcrafted, small production, artisan wines. The Trig Point Vineyard sits on a bench land site in the Alexander Valley facing southeast in beautiful bowl. This unique topography protects the vineyard from the wind. The early morning fog and deep gravelly loam soils are ideal for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. Nick has worked with this vineyard many years, as it was the predominate vineyard for the Simi Cabernet Reserve program from 1980 – 1997. Indeed, one of the great uncompromising vineyards of the Alexander Valley and certainly a “trig point” for growing classy Bordeaux varietals.