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Goldschmidt Vineyards

2013 'Game Ranch' Cabernet Sauvignon
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Appearance medium/deep red
Aromas black currant, black raspberry, eucalyptus, gardenia, clove, cigar box
Palate black fruit, black tea, robust tannin, long finish
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  Clones: 4, 337

Region

Oakville AVA, Napa Valley, CA


Production
850 six-packs
Alcohol
14.2%
Aging Potential
Will drink well over the next 10+ years, 15+ year cellar potential
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

A fantastic vintage. Shows broader mid-palate weight and concentration than the previous three vintages. Tannin development was nearly perfect–fully ripe and silky smooth. Drought conditions continued throughout 2013 and the summer in Oakville was long and sunny. We picked before the mid-October rains. Yields were a little lower than 2012. As expected, the berry size was especially small from lack of rain in late May and early June and the wine shows a nicely focused intensity of flavor and bright acidity. Deep, rich, and structural best describe this vintage.


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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