The latest release of this very popular, Cabernet by Nick Goldschmidt and his middle daughter, Katherine continues this close family tradition. Perfect for casual dining and discerning tasters looking for an elegant wine with lots of personality and style. The goal is to maintain style yearly while increasing quality every year.
Despite a warm February, the 2018 growing season started off cooler than the past few vintages. A cool spring meant bloom lasted longer than usual, but fruit set was consistent. In fact, the growing season started with near-perfect fruit set which led to large grape clusters. Summer temperatures were moderate with fewer heat spikes than in recent years. Veraison started later as well. As a result, harvest started two to three weeks later than in recent years, but this was historically more typical. Harvesting with cool mornings compared to the heat waves of 2017 was a pleasure and far less stressful.
The color is bright and deep. Purple edges with deep red middle. The nose is immediately fruit driven. Ripe raspberries, black cherry and plum. In other words it smells just like a Cabernet grape. In the mouth complexity is the key. Lush ripe cherries and ripe blue berries on the front of the tongue. The mid mouth is all about power and richness. Comprised of dark plum and chocolate. The finish has supple round tannins with a long elegant finish. Hmm hmm hmm Drink now or over the next 10 years if you can wait that long!