2018 KATHERINE GOLDSCHMIDT STONEMASON HILL CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Nick Goldschmidt is a global winemaker whose vast experience knows no bounds. He makes wine in California, New Zealand and Argentina, and he’s known for producing rich wines that are also incredible values. His Katherine Goldschmidt label has been a staple in our shop for years, and very few value wines can compete. Nick also has an eye for sourcing exceptional fruit and in previous years, this wine was a single-vineyard Cabernet from Crazy Creek Vineyard, that for years went to Simi for their Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon ($75). The quality of the vineyard was recognized by Silver Oak and they purchased it recently. Moving forward the wine will bear the moniker Stonemason Hill, and in 2018, it’s a blend of fruit from Crazy Creek and Stonemason Hill, which is a site hand-selected by Nick Goldschmidt that’s located near Rattlesnake Hill and Blue Rock Vineyards. Nick selected it because he believes the character and terroir of this site will ensure the continued stylistic goals that have made the brand so successful.
The newly released 2018 Cabernet from Stonemason Hill is striking, concentrated and poised. On the palate the wine offers an abundance of wild cherries, black raspberries, crushed rock and Baker’s Chocolate. And just like in previous years, this beauty out-performs most Cabernets at double its price…