The Counselor Cabernet Sauvignon
It is the land that provides the ultimate counsel. With more than 20 years of experience in the Alexander Valley, winemaker Nick Goldschmidt takes his time, listens to the land for guidance, interprets the elements, and shares the creation. The River Pass Vineyard is located just north of Healdsburg in Sonoma County. Nick Goldschmidt has been working this site for 15 years. The site is divided into three sections, north, middle, and south and faces southeast. It receives gentle morning sun which permits longer hang-times and greater flavor development. The three blocks are fermented separately and then blended for best expression. Alexander Valley reds typically show red fruits in the nose and notes of herbs.
Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, River Pass Vineyard, Sonoma County, California
The 2016 was awarded GOLD at the LA International Wine Competition in 2018
100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Very dark, almost opaque violet-black color. Red cherry and red raspberry aromas segue into juicy blackberry, fig, and plum flavors. Mocha, spice, and toasty oak further round out the profile, all within an elegant, smooth, and medium bodied framework. The fully ripe tannins will continue to soften over time creating a silky texture to the finish.
River Pass Vineyard (7 acres) in Alexander Valley AVAFERMENT: Small batch, eight weeks maceration on the skins AGING: 14 months in barrel BARRELS: 15% new Demptos French Oak, Central France
The Counselor The Counselor Cabernet Sauvignon