Katherine Goldschmidt 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Crazy Creek Vyd., Alexander Valley
Named for his daughter, whom he worked with to make the wine and from a vineyard that Nick Goldschmidt has been farming since 1989, this 2014 Katherine Goldschmidt is excellent. The Crazy Creek Vineyard in Alexander Valley is a unique plot growing old vine Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2014, another outstanding vintage in Alexander Valley, it brought low-yield Cabernet grapes with intense flavor and ideal balance. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine was aged 18 months in 20% new oak, a combination of French, American and Hungarian. The 2013 received a 94 point rating from the Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge. This 2014 follows with the same character and finesse. It shows ripe Cabernet fruit, with cassis and black cherry nuances and beautifully polished tannins that bring a seamless, supple quality that lingers on the finish. This is a real bargain for single vineyard Alexander Valley Cab.