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2013 Hilary Goldschmidt, "Charming Creek" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

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“The Vineyard That Made Napa Cabs Famous”

The Vineyard That Made Napa Cabs Famous

By David Gettenberg
Maybe you have heard of Goldschmidt's next door neighbor? We can't officially use their name, but they are the "One" that helped put Oakville on the map for Cabernet Sauvignon.
    Not only is their winery located directly across the street from Goldschmidt's Charming Creek Vineyard (see image below), but these are the grapes that were used by One for over a decade and helped make them famous!
    Charming Creek is also located near other powerhouse producers such as Far Niente, Nickel and Nickel and Turnbull. You never see Oakville District fruit sold for such an amazing value.
    The Oakville District is the heart and soul of Napa Valley. There, coolness from the south meets the warmth of the valley in perfect equilibrium. Oakville expresses the essential qualities of the Cabernet varietal like no other place in California.
    What we love about Goldschmidt's Charming Creek Cabernet is its pretty cherry fruit and silky tannins that are grippy and chewy. The texture of this superbly crafted wine allows it to stand up to a juicy steak, and yet it is subtle enough to pair with baked brie and figs. The wine delivers the intensity, flavor and structure that has become the Napa standard.
    This is all Oakville Cabernet fruit; all French oak; all single vineyard; all under $33 bucks. Unheard of!
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More Information
  • Producer: Goldschmidt Vineyard
  • Country: United States
  • Region: California
  • Subregion: Napa Valley
  • Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Size: 750ml
  • Code: W5577