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Goldschmidt Vineyards "Hilary Goldschmidt" 2016 Charming Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Goldschmidt Vineyards

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Oakville, Napa Valley, CA


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Tasting Notes:

There are some AVA's (American Viticultural Area) which are ideal growing regions for certain varietals. Oakville AVA is that region for Cabernet Sauvignon. Goldschmidt Vineyards shares good company in sourcing from this area. Other notable producers sourcing from this location include Opus One, Scarecrow, Nickel & Nickel, Miner, Screaming Eagle and Plumpjack to name a few. Watch Winemaker Nick Goldschmidt share his notes in this video


  • Color: dark garnet
  • Aromas: black cherry, ripe blueberry, sweet oak, anise, leather
  • Palate: dark fruit, dried thyme, tobacco leaf, soft and well-integrated tannins
Tasting notes by Denise Cody, Chief Operating Angel
Goldschmidt Vineyards Napa Valley
  • Grapes
    100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Region
    Oakville AVA, Napa Valley, CA
  • Production
    3,455 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability
    Will cellar well through 2030

Nick Goldschmidt

About the Winemaker:
Winemaker Nick Goldschmidt brings a unique global perspective to his winemaking. A native of New Zealand, he has been making wine and consulting across the globe for nearly 30 years.

Charming Creek Vineyard

About the Vineyard:
The Oakville district is the heart and soul of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, where the coolness of the south meets up-valley warmth in perfect equilibrium. Oakville isn’t too hot; it isn’t too cold. It’s just right. That’s why Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville so perfectly expresses the essential qualities of the varietal in deep, complex wines that can last for decades. Charming Creek is located on Route 29 just north of Oakville Cross Rd. The old Clone 7 Cabernet Sauvignon vines here give perfumed aromatics but also silkiness, deep color, power and richness. Also typical of Clone 7, the wines age very gracefully and show good acidity and structure when older. After 10 years this vineyard will still show dark fruits and supple tannins.
Additional Winemaker Notes:
  • Made from Cabernet fruit of 39 year-old vines
  • Aged 20 months in 100% French Oak barrels (25% new, 75% 2-3 year old barrels)
  • View this video blog by Nick Goldschmidt about the uniqueness of Charming Creek Vineyard

93 Points - San Francisco International Wine Competition

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