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Katherine Goldschmidt Cabernet Sauvignon Crazy Creek Alexander Valley 2016

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Named for his daughter, whom he worked with to make the wine and from a vineyard that Nick Goldschmidt has been farming since 1989, this 2014 Katherine Goldschmidt is excellent. This Alexander Valley vineyard is a unique plot growing old vine Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2014, another outstanding vintage in Alexander Valley, it brought low-yield Cabernet grapes with intense flavor and ideal balance. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine was aged 18 months in 20% new oak, a combination of French, American and Hungarian. The 2013 received a 94 point rating from the Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge and 2015 is yet anothe incredible vintage. It shows ripe Cabernet fruit, with cassis and black cherry nuances and beautifully polished tannins that bring a seamless, supple quality that lingers on the finish. This is a wine that drinks beautifully right now but will also age gently over the next 2-4 years. This is a real bargain for single vineyard Alexander Valley Cab.

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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.

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Snooth User: sfquixote
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2013 04/28/2015

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: EMark
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2.00 5
Vintage: 2012 11/16/2014

This one was also gifted to me, and, several tastes into it, I’m not terribly impressed. There is slight berry flavor around the edges of the tongue, but the tannin, cassis and body that I expect from a Cabernet Sauvignon is not there. Nothing offensive, here but “Where’s the beef?”


Snooth User: Wineshout
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2011 10/28/2013

The Katherine Goldschmidt Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 is a single vineyard Cab from the thirty acre Crazy Creek Vineyard just east of the town of Geyserville in Alexander Valley, which the Goldschmidts have farmed since 1989. Named after winery owner Nick Goldschmidt’s daughter Katherine, in a line of three wines each named after one of his daughters, this is a 100% Cab wine aged 18 months in oak. Nick Goldschmidt, father and winemaker, is known for creating rich, powerful, and delicious wines that cost upwards of seventy dollars so it’s interesting to see how this lower priced Goldschmidt delivers. So let’s take it for a swirl. On opening, this is a classic California cab, if on the lighter side. There’s juicy berries, spiciness, and an immediate backbone of toasty oak. Decanting for an hour produced surprise and delight as the wine “came together” for us. This is the first Cab I’ve tasted where citrus played a role. The wine opened up splendidly to reveal a festive medley of candied orange peel, chocolate and holiday spices. The wine paired so very well with a steak off the grill and a side of Caesar salad and baked potato – talk about an American classic! The spicy component in this Cab makes it a sure bet to go nicely with red meat. At a price of $11.59 at Costco, this wine is an absolute steal. With all this in mind, this wine gets a highly recommended rating as a great value wine that punches above its weight class. Wineshout.com


Snooth User: sam kolas
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 08/24/2011

bold and well balanced


Snooth User: austinbirdman
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 02/27/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: Marciwenrich
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 06/26/2009

this wine is unbelievable! Show me another wine that is a single vineyard Cabernet for under $20 of this quality. Amazing.


External Reviews for Katherine Goldschmidt Cabernet Sauvignon Crazy Creek Alexander Valley

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Vintage: 2015 11/29/2017

Named for his daughter, whom he worked with to make the wine and from a vineyard that Nick Goldschmidt has been farming since 1989, this 2014 Katherine Goldschmidt is excellent. This Alexander Valley vineyard is a unique plot growing old vine Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2014, another outstanding vintage in Alexander Valley, it brought low-yield Cabernet grapes with intense flavor and ideal balance. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine was aged 18 months in 20% new oak, a combination of French, American and Hungarian. The 2013 received a 94 point rating from the Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge and 2015 is yet anothe incredible vintage. It shows ripe Cabernet fruit, with cassis and black cherry nuances and beautifully polished tannins that bring a seamless, supple quality that lingers on the finish. This is a wine that drinks beautifully right now but will also age gently over the next 2-4 years. This is a real bargain for single vineyard Alexander Valley Cab.


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Vintage: 2015 12/19/2017

Named for his daughter, whom he worked with to make the wine and from a vineyard that Nick Goldschmidt has been farming since 1989, this 2015 Katherine Goldschmidt is excellent. This Alexander Valley vineyard is a unique plot growing old vine Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2015, another outstanding vintage in Alexander Valley, it brought low-yield Cabernet grapes with intense flavor and ideal balance. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine was aged 18 months in 20% new oak, a combination of French, American and Hungarian. The 2013 received a 94 point rating from the Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge and 2015 is yet another incredible vintage. It shows ripe Cabernet fruit, with cassis and black cherry nuances and beautifully polished tannins that bring a seamless, supple quality that lingers on the finish. This is a wine that drinks beautifully right now but will also age gently over the next 2-4 years. This is a real bargain for single vineyard Alexander Valley Cab.


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Vintage: 2014 11/04/2016

Named for his daughter, whom he worked with to make the wine and from a vineyard that Nick Goldschmidt has been farming since 1989, this 2014 Katherine Goldschmidt is excellent. The Crazy Creek Vineyard was just purchased by Silver Oak, one of the biggest Cult Cab producers! The Alexander Valley vineyard is a unique plot growing old vine Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2014, another outstanding vintage in Alexander Valley, it brought low-yield Cabernet grapes with intense flavor and ideal balance. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine was aged 18 months in 20% new oak, a combination of French, American and Hungarian. The 2013 received a 94 point rating from the Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge. This 2014 follows with the same character and finesse. It shows ripe Cabernet fruit, with cassis and black cherry nuances and beautifully polished tannins that bring a seamless, supple quality that lingers on the finish. This is a real bargain for single vineyard Alexander Valley Cab.


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Vintage: 2014 08/22/2016

Named for his daughter, whom he worked with to make the wine and from a vineyard that Nick Goldschmidt has been farming since 1989 this 2014 Katherine Goldschmidt is a excellent. The Crazy Creek Vineyard in Alexander Valley is a unique plot growing old vine Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2014, another outstanding vintage in Alexander Valley, it brought low-yield Cabernet grapes with intense flavor and ideal balance. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine was aged 18 months in 20% new oak, a combination of French, American and Hungarian. The 2013 received a 94 point rating from the Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge. This 2014 follows with the same character and finesse. It shows ripe Cabernet fruit, with cassis and black cherry nuances and beautifully polished tannins that bring a seamless, supple quality that lingers on the finish. This is a real bargain for single vineyard Alexander Valley Cab.


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Vintage: 2014 09/02/2016

Named for his daughter, whom he worked with to make the wine and from a vineyard that Nick Goldschmidt has been farming since 1989, this 2014 Katherine Goldschmidt is excellent. The Crazy Creek Vineyard in Alexander Valley is a unique plot growing old vine Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2014, another outstanding vintage in Alexander Valley, it brought low-yield Cabernet grapes with intense flavor and ideal balance. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine was aged 18 months in 20% new oak, a combination of French, American and Hungarian. The 2013 received a 94 point rating from the Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge. This 2014 follows with the same character and finesse. It shows ripe Cabernet fruit, with cassis and black cherry nuances and beautifully polished tannins that bring a seamless, supple quality that lingers on the finish. This is a real bargain for single vineyard Alexander Valley Cab.


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Vintage: 2014 07/26/2017

Named for his daughter, whom he worked with to make the wine and from a vineyard that Nick Goldschmidt has been farming since 1989, this 2014 Katherine Goldschmidt is excellent. This Alexander Valley vineyard is a unique plot growing old vine Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2014, another outstanding vintage in Alexander Valley, it brought low-yield Cabernet grapes with intense flavor and ideal balance. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine was aged 18 months in 20% new oak, a combination of French, American and Hungarian. The 2013 received a 94 point rating from the Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge. This 2014 follows with the same character and finesse. It shows ripe Cabernet fruit, with cassis and black cherry nuances and beautifully polished tannins that bring a seamless, supple quality that lingers on the finish. This is a real bargain for single vineyard Alexander Valley Cab.


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Vintage: 2013 05/27/2015

Named for his daughter, whom he worked with to make the wine and from a vineyard that Nick Goldschmidt has been farming since 1989 this 2013 Katherine Goldschmidt is a winner. The Crazy Creek Vineyard in Alexander Valley is a unique plot growing old vine Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2013 which was a vintage that was absolutely stellar start to finish, it brought low-yield Cabernet grapes with intense flavor and ideal balance. 100% Cab Sauv, the wine was aged 18 months in 20% new oak, a combination of French, American and Hungarian. This wine received a Gold Medal and a 94 point rating from the Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge. They said "Polished balanced, seamless marriage of tannin, fruit & oak." Pure Cabernet enchantment.


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