Wine Down Wednesdays – Goldschmidt Vineyard
Elevate your week with our Wine Down Wednesdays at End of Elm, where we’ll curate one exceptional, high-end wine and offer it at the same price as you would pay in the store. This week’s selected feature will be 2013 Alexander Valley Yoeman Cabernet Sauvignon.
2013 ALEXANDER VALLEY YOEMAN CABERNET SAUVIGNON
$14 per glass
One of the best vintages in 30 years from the Alexander Valley. Great season, warmer than 2012, but a moderate one with no heat spikes and grape dehydration. Bud break was early for this vintage. We experienced a warm June but a cool July. August and September were perfect. Harvest began the week of October 10th. The clusters were there but the cluster density was lower than average. The ongoing drought decreases average berry size but increases flavor concentration and depth. Overall, the quality of 2013 was outstanding.
Deep garnet. Shows intense blue/purple/black fruit along with exotic spice overtones. Aromas of black currant, black cherry, blackberry, and plum. Cherry and plum flavors are accompanied by white pepper and cinnamon. Full-bodied and nicely balanced. Soft mid- palate with velvety tannins and a touch of mocha in the finish.