Fires plagued the 2020 vintage; there will be no 2020 Goldschmidt Game Ranch.
Harsh dry winters produced minuscule yields for both 2018 and 2019.
2017 has a bright lining. Make sure you snatch up some of the 2017 Goldschmidt Game Ranch Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, one of the hidden treasures in the Oakville District of Napa Valley.
By now, you know the Goldschmidt story: Screaming Eagle is one of the most sought-after Cabernet Sauvignons from California. At $2,000 per bottle - if you can find any - it is a special occasion wine without question.
But, what if you could get the same terroir as the most collectible California Cabernet for a fraction of the price? What if we told you that the Goldschmidt Game Ranch Vineyard borders the Screaming Eagle property?
Specifically, Goldschmidt's prestigious Game Ranch Vineyard is 100 yards from Screaming Eagle, literally a sand wedge away.
Goldschmidt's Game Ranch is an exclusive 3-acre vineyard tucked in the Oakville District. This tiny parcel produces low yields with dense fruit. Exhilarating flavors of black cherry, intense anise, chocolate, currant, sage, and mocha flavors explode on your palate. Smooth but firm tannins on the finish clearly display the wine's quality. 2017 offers a European style. Fruit is less extracted with wonderful depth and nuance. Delicious!
Only 300 cases of this single-vineyard red are made each year. Goldschmidt fans are going to want to stock up as there is going to be a vast reduction in availability going forward.
Better than Screaming Eagle?
At $80 vs. $2,000, we sure think so!