Yardstick

2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon •Ruth's Reach

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Mar 02, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$40.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

The Wallaby's Knees

Nick Goldschmidt did it again! With today’s Yardstick 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Nick has raised the bar - and lowered the price - on Napa Valley Cabernet.

This wine hails from the Ruth’s Reach Vineyard at the northern end of the Napa Valley, close to Calistoga. Soil and climate are unique at this vineyard, both contributing to the special character of this delicious wine.

Nick Goldschmidt has made wines for wineries big and small. We love his small production wines (like today’s!) but we’ve also enjoyed his skilled work at wineries like Clos Du Bois, Buena Vista, Mumm Napa, Haywood, Garcia, Atlas Peak, Ehret, William Hill, and Gary Farrell. To name just a few.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Opaque with pomegranate stained edges.

Smell:

Toasted cacao nibs, coffee beans, cedar, anise, and blackberry compote.

Taste:

Generous black fruits layered with hedonistic flavors of baker’s chocolate, berries, licorice, and oak spice. The fruit is front and center, but the character is pure Napa Valley Cabernet with a structure that can evolve further with age.

Finish:

The youthful dry grip of mountain-grown fruit, backed with plenty of smooth ripe tannins that emerge in the glass or carafe. Exotic and plush.

Pairing:

Think fire and meat. Grilled t-bone steak, lamb chops, or a hearty ragu are Ruth’s best friends.

What the Winery Says

Varietal
100 % Cabernet Sauvignon
Avg Vine Age
35 years
Yield
3.8 tons by hand
pH
3.71
Total Acidity
.55 g/100ml
Alcohol
14.4%
Aging
15 months
Barrels
100% French Oak, 50% new
Fining
Unfined & Unfiltered
Cases Produced
1925
Winemaker
Nick Goldschmidt

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Mar 02, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$40.00
Avg. Price
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