Guest Speaker: Nick Goldschmidt
of Goldschmidt Vineyards
New Zealand / California
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
7:00pm CST / 8:00pm EST
Join us for a wine tasting event with guest speaker, Nick Goldschmidt, winemaker and proprietor of Goldschmidt Vineyards. Nick will be joining us live on the big screen.
Singing Tree, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, California
Boulder Bank, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
Forefathers, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
Fidelity, Zinfandel, Alexander Valley, California
Chelsea, Merlot, Alexander Valley, California
Katherine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, California
Hilary, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, California
To reserve a table and attend the wine tasting in person, please call your local participatingWineStylesstore. Or, if you prefer to attend remotely, pre-order a wine tasting kit to-go and watch/taste along with us on Zoom!
About Goldschmidt Vineyards:
Yolyn and Nick Goldschmidt are owners/vintners, and Nick is the winemaker. While the winery offices are located in Healdsburg, California; the Goldschmidt Vineyard label is a program designed to showcase single vineyard source wines from both the Alexander Valley and Napa Valley Oakville appellations. Their goal is create wines that highlight the distinct characters, benefits and attributes derived from these site specific harvests. Joined periodically in the field by their five children, the Goldschmidt expertise is being passed down to the next generation. Learn more about the family business here.
About Nick Goldschmidt:
Born and educated in New Zealand, Nick Goldschmidt’s career began in 1982 with a research position at the New Zealand Lincoln University where he graduated with Distinction in Horticulture. In 1989, after 18 months of winemaking in Australia, New Zealand, California, and South America; including his first harvest in Chile as winemaker for Calitera, Nick returned to California with an amazing range of winemaking experiences. In 1998 Nick and Yolyn Goldschmidt, established their own line of wines with the release of Goldschmidt Vineyards. Having produced so many world class wines from around the globe, Nick knew exactly which vineyard sites he would choose to make his wines from. All single vineyard, 100% varietal, handcrafted, small production artisan wines.. Learn more about Nick’s backgroundhere.
“Winemaking has been a passion that has fueled our dreams and enriched our lives. Even our children have become involved, whether by pitching in during harvest and crush or by helping pack “dad’s” bags as I head off to New Zealand and Argentina several times a year” – Nick Goldschmidt
Let’s Taste, Learn and Enjoy® together!
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Winery Spotlight Wine Tasting with Nick Goldschmidt
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
7:00pm CST/ 8:00pm EST
Goldschmidt PLUS Yoemen Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a small mountain vineyard just east of the town of Geyserville, California. It’s a superb vintage for Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Nick Goldschmidt hand bottled it directly from the barrels. It’s very refined with deep, almost opaque, purple-black color and outstanding flavor development. Showcasing bold aromas of dusty plum, black cherry, graphite and flint nuanced with black pepper. There are hints of blueberry and black licorice, which lie in perfect balance to its generous structure and very dense, yet silk tannin profile. This wine is very concentrated but marvelously flavorful.
Analysis: 14.8% alcohol / volume Appellation: Alexander Valley, CA Vineyard: Yoeman Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon pH: 3.6 TA: 6.9 g/L Clones: Heritage, 337 Average Vine Age: 35 years Harvest: Hand-picked Harvest Date: October 1, 2015 Yield: 2.5 tons per acre Filtering: Unfined/Unfiltered Aging: Allier Oak, tight-Grain, 43 months, 100% new Production: 99 cases Critical Acclaim:
2011 – 94 Points, Anthony Diaz Blue
2008 – 93 Points, Wine Enthusiast
2007 – 94 Points, Wine Enthusiast
2006 – 93 Points, Wine Enthusiast
2005 – 93 Points, Wine Enthusiast
2004 – 91 Points, Wine Enthusiast
ABOUT THE VINEYARD: The vineyard slopes to the southeast and is comprised of well-draining glacial loam. Soft morning sun promotes slower grape maturation and longer “hang times” in this secluded micro-climate. Rarely do vineyard conditions afford a winemaker the opportunity to make a wine such as this.
VINTAGE NOTES: “We were challenged this year by a warm winter, a cool spring, and three summer heat waves, but the gorgeous fruit at harvest released our worries. Yields were down we were blessed with great quality and consistency. Small clusters with some of the smallest berries we’ve ever seen. Very concentrated but marvelously flavorful!” – Nick Goldschmidt and the Goldschmidt winery
The magnum bottle is signed by winemaker, Nick Goldschmidt. Forefathers Lone Tree Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a 3 acre parcel just north of Geyersville. Deep ruby-black in color. It highlights blackberry, cassis, and plum aromas with nuances of malted chocolate and tobacco. On the palate, there are savory tastes of black cherry and black currant with smooth, finely-structured tannins. This wine is beautifully weighted and will continue to develop complexity well into 2025.
Bottle Size: Magnum 1.5 L (equivalent to two standard 750 ml bottles) Analysis: 14.3% alcohol / volume Appellation: Alexander Valley, CA Vineyard: Lone Tree Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon pH: 3.6 TA: 6.8 g/L Yield: 1.8 tons per acre Aging: Demptos Allier, 70% French, 30% American; 16 months, 18% new Racked: Gravity racked three times Production: 660 six-packs Critical Acclaim:
2017 – Best of Class, LA Wine Competition
2015 – 93 Points, North Coast Wine Comp.
2014 – 95 Points, The Tasting Panel
2012 – 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
2010 – 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
2009 – 92 Points, Wine Enthusiast
2008 – 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
2007 – 93 Points, Wine Enthusiast
2006 – 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
2004 – 93 Points, Wine Enthusiast
2003 – 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
ABOUT THE VINEYARD: This mountain vineyard faces east avoiding 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. Up 800 feet in elevation, this vineyard runs cooler than others along the valley floor, allowing grapes to ripen very slowly at first. Starting in September the morning fogs roll in and cover the valley completely. Lone Tree is above the fogline 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. Learn more about the vineyard and its production here.
VINTAGE NOTES: “Bud-break occurred three weeks ahead of normal but March and April remained warm with no signs of frost. In May, however, the weather changed considerably. Unusually cool and somewhat damp days lingered for the first two weeks during fertilization of the vines’ flowers. This caused a lot of shatter in the developing clusters, which led to fewer flowers and ultimately less berries. Warm weather returned through the rest of the season with a heat spike in early September. A tiny crop ensued and with it tiny berries. Some of the berries were the smallest we’d ever seen! Definitely a vintage for the record books in terms of yield but equally noteworthy for its depth of flavor and extraordinary concentration.” – Nick Goldschmidt and the Goldschmidt winery
ABOUT THE WINEMAKER: Nick Goldschmidt was born and educated in New Zealand and trained in Australia. In 1989, after spending 18 months of winemaking in Australia, New Zealand, California and South America, Nick returned to California with an amazing range of winemaking experience. In 1990, Nick and his wife Yolyn settled down in Healdsburg, California becoming Simi’s Chief Winemaker and then Vice President in 1996. In 1998 Nick and Yolyn established their own line of wines with the release of Goldschmidt Vineyards and Forefathers, with the goal of focusing on site specific vineyards from around the world. Having produced so many world-class wines around the globe, Nick knew exactly the vineyard sites he would choose for his wines. The wines are all single vineyards, 100% varietal, handcraft, small production artisan wines. Learn more about Goldschmidt Wineryhere.
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