Goldschmidt Vineyards 2017 Luke Goldschmidt Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Alexander Valley, Sonoma County CA
Summer 2020 Wine Club Selection (Limited Quantities Remain)
Flight Club Selection!
- color: medium purple
- aromas: blueberry, plum, bakeshop spice, cocoa, black tea, toffee
- palate: red cherry, mocha, balanced acidity and firm tannins
RegionAlexander Valley, Sonoma County, CA
AgeabilityDrink over the next 5 years
Luke graduated from Fresno State with degrees in Winemaking and Chemistry. He has finished internships in some of the most famous wine regions of the world; Oakville, Chile, France, Spain, Argentina and New Zealand. It won’t be long until he’s back in Healdsburg to make the next vintage of Luke Cabernet Sauvignon.
Barrels: Medium Toast
Aging: 12 months in 60% French, 20% American, 20% Hungarian, 20% new
Vintage notes: It felt more like a normal year in Sonoma County in 2017. After years of drought, the water table was still in good shape after 2016. Bud break came a bit early despite a cool spring. A very mild summer followed and ripening was slow and steady. However we did receive two heat spikes in the vintage which pushed things along nicely. The clusters filled out with berries growing more normal in size. The hang time was longer than normal and so better for tannin and flavor development without a run up in sugar. Once we started picking though, the season was very compressed. The yields were down just a bit but the flavors and concentrations were fantastic.