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2009 Goldschmidt Vineyard Forefathers Lone Tree Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8028298 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased at retail

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I8051382 1 $31 Jan 2, 2022
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92Wine Enthusiast

...smoothly tannic and dry in black cherry- pie and red currant flavors, with all kinds of interesting herb, carob bean, spice and oak complications.


Goldschmidt Vineyard

Goldschmidt Vineyard is part of a family of wine labels owned and operated by the husband-and-wife team of Nick and Yolyn Goldschmidt. Originally from New Zealand, the couple have made wines around the world first working for other producers and then starting their own labels. Their wines are produced in California, New Zealand, Argentina and Chile. Goldschmidt California focus in Cabernet Sauvignon from the Alexander Valley and along the Silverado Trail. Nick Goldschmidt is the winemaker.


United States, California, Sonoma, Alexander Valley

Alexander Valley is an American Viticultural Area just north of Healdsburg, in Sonoma County. It was granted AVA status in 1984, with amendments made in subsequent years. The Russian River flows through the valley, and the region was named for Cyrus Alexander, a 19th century landowner and grape grower. The AVA includes 15,000 vineyard acres, much of it rich, alluvial soil layered on a bed of gravel, somewhat similar to many vineyards in Bordeaux. Alexander Valley is sheltered from marine weather by the low hills northeast of Healdsburg, though it is often shrouded in the morning fog coming off the Russian River. Some of the earliest commercial winemaking in the area started in the 1880s, when immigrants formed the Italian Swiss Colony cooperative at Asti. The region made jug wines until the 1960s and 1970s, when a new wave of quality-minded producers started estates. Today Alexander Valley is home to some of California’s most admired wineries, including Simi, Stonestreet and the Francis Ford Coppola Winery. Silver Oak Cellars, though based in Napa Valley, has a second winery in Alexander Valley where it makes Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Many grapes do well in the Alexander Valley, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel.


Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.