Hilary Goldschmidt 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Charming Creek, Oakville, Napa Valley
Item Number: 13 20 412 12
Named for Nick Goldschmidt's youngest daughter this Cab has an amazing pedigree. Planted in 1980 Charming Creek was one of Opus One's vineyards and is located right across the road from that hallowed estate. Good draining, gravelly Oakville soils lead to low yields and bold, expressive flavors. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine aged 20 months in 100% French oak barrels. It shows aromas of blackberry and black cherry. On the palate cherry, black currant, and blackberry flavors, all elegantly framed in smoky oak and fine tannins. Nuances of spice and leather linger on the finish. A seriously good wine, but the price is entirely unheard of for a single vineyard Cab from Oakville. Don't miss it!