2013 Hilary Goldschmidt, "Charming Creek" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

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Press and Tasting Notes

Charming Creek is beautifully elegant and rich, perfumed with black currant and cherry aromatics. On the palate, ripe blackberry and raspberry flavors are framed by a backdrop of chocolate and mocha notes. Medium-bodied and smooth with a soft texture, the tannins are plush and well integrated. A superior wine big enough to pair with a juicy ste ... Read More »

A Merchant's Pick


Featured December 01, 2015

THE REVIEW

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! Read More »

Region

California

The largest domestic wine growing region in the United States is by far California.  California wines took international recognition in the 1976 competition known as "The Judgement Of Paris."  In this famous blind tasting, California wines were pu ... Read More »

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