About Nick Goldschmidt 2019 Fidelity Red Blend, Alexander Valley
Nick Goldschmidt is a rare bird indeed; a superstar winemaker on three different continents starting in New Zealand and ending up in California. And with his years as Chief Winemaker at Simi Vineyards in Sonoma, he knows Alexander Valley like few others.
He rates the Crazy Creek Estate where the grapes for this wine are sourced, as one of the top five sites in the region. An amazing value, this Bordeaux-style blend of 76% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot was aged 12 months in 15% new French Oak barrels.
This was awarded 95 points and a Double Gold Medal in the 2021 North Coast Wine Challenge. In addition, James Suckling scored this 92 points saying "A bright, fruity style here with blueberry and black pepper. Medium body. Fresh and clean. Slightly smoky at the end."