WE 98 Pts - According to Wine Enthusiast - The 2006 vintage was erratic, but Nick Goldschmidt has pulled a rabbit out of a hat with this fabulously complex and rewarding 100% Cabernet. It’s classic Oakville, dry, tannic and elegant, and the way the blackberry and black currant flavors marry the new oak is simply wonderful. The Game Ranch Vineyard has been source to some of Goldschmidt’s greatest Cabernets over the past decade. This is one of those wines that’s compelling to drink now, but should evolve over the next 10–15 years.
Winemakers Notes - Goldschmidt Plus is a wine that exemplifies our philosophy of vine specific winemaking. We have taken what we believed to be the best patch of this tiny vineyard and crafted what turned out to be exceptional barrels of wine that really went above and beyond what we expect from the Goldschmidt Vineyard Cabernet label. The results are fabulous. Goldschmidt Plus is all about the sweet spot of the vineyard — PLUS — an additional year of ageing in new French oak — PLUS — hand bottled, directly from barrel into bottle — PLUS — we only made four barrels of it. The 2006 is great Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon. A gorgeous wine! Cheers!