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Fidelity Crazy Creek Estate Red Blend Alexander Valley Nick Goldschmidt 2015

External Review by WineExpress.com:

Nick Goldschmidt is a rare bird indeed; a superstar winemaker on three different continents starting in New Zealand and ending up in California. And with his years as Chief Winemaker at Simi Vineyards in Sonoma, he knows Alexander Valley like few others. He rates the Crazy Creek Estate where the grapes for this wine are sourced, as one of the top five sites in the region. An amazing value this Bordeaux-style blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot was aged 12 months in 15% new French Oak barrels. 2015 was an stellar vintage and this wine scored 95 points in the North Coast Wine Challenge where it went head to head with California's best. They called it "Sassy with class. Beautifully blended." An enduring and unmistakable value. A one time Wine Express Wine of the Year!

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Goldschmidt Vineyards:
Each Goldschmidt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon profiles a single vineyard, single varietal wine that showcases the optimum silhouettes of Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley and Napa.

External Reviews for Fidelity Crazy Creek Estate Red Blend Alexander Valley Nick Goldschmidt

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
11/07/2017

Nick Goldschmidt is a rare bird indeed; a superstar winemaker on three different continents starting in New Zealand and ending up in California. And with his years as Chief Winemaker at Simi Vineyards in Sonoma, he knows Alexander Valley like few others. He rates the Crazy Creek Estate where the grapes for this wine are sourced, as one of the top five sites in the region. An amazing value this Bordeaux-style blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot was aged 12 months in 15% new French Oak barrels. 2015 was an stellar vintage and this wine scored 95 points in the North Coast Wine Challenge where it went head to head with California's best. They called it "Sassy with class. Beautifully blended." An enduring and unmistakable value. A one time Wine Express Wine of the Year!


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
11/01/2017

Nick Goldschmidt is a rare bird indeed; a superstar winemaker on three different continents starting in New Zealand and ending up in California. And with his years as Chief Winemaker at Simi Vineyards in Sonoma, he knows Alexander Valley like few others. He rates the Crazy Creek Estate where the grapes for this wine are sourced, as one of the top five sites in the region. An amazing value this Bordeaux-style blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot was aged 12 months in 15% new French Oak barrels. 2015 was an stellar vintage and this wine scored 95 points in the North Coast Wine Challenge where it went head to head with California's best. The called it "Sassy with class. Beautifully blended." An enduring and unmistakable value. A one time Wine Express Wine of the Year!


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Source: WineExpress.com
Vintage: 2014 07/13/2016

Nick Goldschmidt is a rare bird indeed; a superstar winemaker on three different continents starting in New Zealand and ending up in California. And with his years as Chief Winemaker at Simi Vineyards in Sonoma, he knows Alexander Valley like few others. He rates the Crazy Creek Estate where the grapes for this wine are sourced, as one of the top five sites in the region. An amazing value this Meritage-style blend of 82% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petite Verdot, aged 16 months in 15% new French Oak is lush and distinctive with supple cherry, berry and dark chocolate flavors. And this 2014, a drought year vintage that brought intensely flavored, concentrated fruit, has the density and structure to reward short-term aging. A true gift to California wine lovers from Nick Goldschmidt. It’s a wine that could easily cost two to three times its modest price. A one time Wine Express Wine of the Year!


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
Vintage: 2014 06/23/2016

Nick Goldschmidt is a rare bird indeed; a superstar winemaker on three different continents starting in New Zealand and ending up in California. And with his years as Chief Winemaker at Simi Vineyards in Sonoma, he knows Alexander Valley like few others. He rates the Crazy Creek Estate where the grapes for this wine are sourced, as one of the top five sites in the region. An amazing value this Meritage-style blend of 82% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petite Verdot, aged 16 months in 15% new French Oak is lush and distinctive with supple cherry, berry and dark chocolate flavors. And this 2014, a drought year vintage that brought intensely flavored, concentrated fruit, has the density and structured to reward short-term aging. A true gift to California wine lovers from Nick Goldschmidt. It’s a wine that could easily cost two to three times its modest price. A one time Wine Express Wine of the Year!



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