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Goldschmidt Vineyards

2016 'Game Ranch' Cabernet Sauvignon
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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.
Composition

100% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24 year old vines

Region

Oakville AVA, Napa Valley, CA


Production
287 cases
Alcohol
14.5%
Aging Potential
Drink now or cellar for the next 15-20 years
Accolades

95 points – Tasting Panel


92 points – Wine Enthusiast


92 points – North Coast Wine Challenge


Vineyard
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.


Winemaker Notes

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.


Winemaker

Nick Goldschmidt

About the Winemaker

Nick Goldschmidt is one of the world’s most respected winemakers with over 25 years experience. A native of New Zealand, he graduated with a Distinction in Horticulture and went on to study and work in Australia at notable wineries including Kumeu River, Coopers Creek and Babich. He gathered additional winemaking experience in California and South America, including his first harvest in Chile as winemaker for Calitera. An opportunity with Simi Winery arose in 1990, following a casual meeting with famed Winemaker Zelma Long. With that, Nick and his wife Yolyn settled in Healdsburg, CA. What began as a six month commitment led to 15 years with Simi Winery, where Nick, who became Vice President and Chief Winemaker in 1996, was one of the driving forces that brought the Simi Reserve Cabernet program to notoriety.

About the Winery
Goldschmidt Vineyards
Winemaker and Co-Founder of Goldschmidt Vineyards, Nick Goldschmidt brings a unique global perspective to his winemaking.
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