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Goldschmidt Vineyards 2016 Elementary Lone Tree Cabernet Sauvignon

Goldschmidt Vineyards

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Alexander Valley, Sonoma, CA
Summer 2020 Wine Club Selection (Limited Quantities Remain)


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Goldschmidt Vineyards 2016 Lone Tree Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is selected for the Summer 2020 Library and Tasting Room wine club Release! If you loved this wine and wish to purchase additional bottles, a limited allocation is still available.
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Tasting Notes:
  • color: deep purple
  • aromas: concentrated red fruit, cherry, dried herbs, rose petals
  • palate: dramatic mouthful of red fruit, balanced, lush tannins
Tasting notes by Ivy Phanith, Social Media Guru and Sommelier in Training
  • Grapes
  • Region
    Alexander Valley, Napa Valley, CA
  • Production
    324 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Aging Potential
    Enjoy through 2025 and beyond
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Nick Goldschmidt
About the Winemaker:
Nick Goldschmidt is one of the world's most respected winemakers with over 25 years experience.
Lone Tree Vineyard
About the Vineyard:

Goldschmidt Vineyards 2016 Elementary Lone Tree Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a 3 acre parcel just north of Geyserville. This mountain vineyard faces east and avoids hot afternoon temperatures. East-facing slopes are a relatively rare occurrence in the Alexander Valley, as most are either heavily forested or too steep to plant.

Lying at an 800’ elevation, it runs cooler than those on the valley floor and ripens very slowly at first. Starting in September the morning fogs roll in and shroud the valley completely. Lone Tree is above the fog line and gets abundant sunshine for the remainder of the season. The overall season is longer than the others though and the longer hang-times translate into more complexity and depth. Lone Tree’s key is being dry farmed and cane-pruned, Technique’s which produce smaller berries, less dense clusters, and a more open canopy. The benefit is more even ripening. More black fruit, more depth, and more power is the signature of these much sought after east- facing sites.

Additional Winemaker Notes:

Vintage Notes:
Similar to 2014 & 2015, the 2016 is another fine vintage in a string of great vintages dating back to 2010. The 2016 vintage was again early with yields coming in slightly lower but bigger than 2014 & 2015. The season was even and received more water, thanks to a great winter of rain in 2015. The cool nights really put this exceptional vintage over the top.

Aging: Demptos Allier 100% French 16 months, 80% new

Gravity racked three times

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Food Pairing Suggestions:
This deeply concentrated, dark fruit-driven Cabernet Sauvignon needs food pairings and preparations to match and balance it. Experiment with proteins like pepper-crusted tuna steak, NY strip or roasted lamb and duck. Compliment with roasted cremini mushrooms, creamed spinach and potatoes au gratin. Or try a rich, cream sauce over veggie stuffed enchiladas. For cheese pairings, try firm, semi-firm, or hard cheeses with a bit of age, including Gouda and Cheddar or Manchego and Petite Basque.
About the Winery
Goldschmidt Vineyards Winemaker and Co-Founder of Goldschmidt Vineyards, Nick Goldschmidt brings a unique global perspective to his winemaking. Learn more