Deep red with an intense purple hue. Black cherry, violet and vanilla nose. The palate follows again with black cherry and dark plum. These dark fruits balance perfectly with the sumptuous. The finish has supple, round tannins with a massive amount of fruit.
–Tasting Notes by Winemaker Nick Goldschmidt
Food Pairing Suggestions
Pair this Cabernet Sauvignon with a hearty meal, like an aged-gouda cheeseburger topped with crispy fried onions, medium-rare sirloin steak, portabello or porcini mushroom dishes and hard cheeses, such as aged cheddar or gouda.
Drink now or cellar for the next 15-20 years
95 points – Tasting Panel
92 points – Wine Enthusiast
92 points – North Coast Wine Challenge
Game Ranch Vineyard
About The Vineyard
Winemaker Nick Goldschmidt makes his Oakville Game Ranch in a very approachable, elegant style. Sourced from the eastern-end of Oakville Cross Rd, the soils here transition from volcanic red clay to brown, gravelly loam. They offer exceptionally good drainage which controls vigor, produce smaller berries and ultimately wines with deeper concentration. Soil water-holding capacity is sufficient enough to prevent dehydration, thus protecting the critical fruit flavor-to-alcohol balance. Goldschmidt Game Ranch shows gorgeous fruit, ripe tannins, and savory minerality.
Wild yeast and 50 days on skins. Racked for great natural clarity. No acid or nutrients added. 80% new French oak aged for over 2 years.