”Planted in the 80’s, the vines are naturally balanced and so only minor vineyard work is carried out. I have been working on this vineyard since 1994. This is the southernmost Alexander Valley vineyard we work on. It is the coolest site with deep loam soil near the Russian river.”– Nick Goldschmidt, Winemaker at Goldschmidt Vineyards
2019 will always be remembered by two dramatic events. The floods in March and the fires in October. Amazingly neither event affected the quality of the vintage. Although different to 2017 and 2018, the quality is truly outstanding yet again. A cool start, a warm ripening season and then a beautifully paced picking schedule. This allowed a beautifully paced vintage with all wines receiving 100% complete focus with no rush. As much as I respect the 2018, the heart of the 2019 may even be better. Longer lasting in terms of acid and better balance of tannin and alcohol balance.
ABOUT GOLDSCHMIDT VINEYARDS
Yolyn and Nick Goldschmidt are owner/vintners, and Nick is the winemaker. The winery offices are located in Healdsburg. Both originally from New Zealand, Yolyn and Nick have spent time living and working in the wine areas of New Zealand, Australia and South America.
Goldschmidt Vineyards is a vehicle by which Nick and Yolyn present their innovative way of wine making and wine presentation. There are two brands under their portfolio – the prestigious Goldschmidt Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon label, and the international Forefathers label.
The Goldschmidt Vineyard label is a program designed to showcase single vineyard source wines from both the Alexander Valley and Napa Valley Oakville appellations. The goal is create wines that highlight the distinct characters, benefits and attributes derived from these site specific harvests. Goldschmidt Vineyards Cabernets are crafted with the best possible resources to achieve exceptional richness, quality and balance – the hallmarks of world-class wines.
Joined periodically in the field by their five children, the Goldschmidt expertise is being passed down to the next generation, as evidenced in the wines released under the labels Chelsea Goldschmidt, Hilary Goldschmidt and Katherine Goldschmidt.