Goldschmidt Chelsea Goldschmidt Merlot 2013


SKU 23298


The exceptional combination of climate, exposure, and soil in the Dry Creek Appellation stamps its signature on this classic varietal. This estate vineyard is slightly cooler than those in Alexander Valley and is well-suited to growing deeply concentrated, powerful Merlot. It also has excellent drainage. River soils and sandy loam permit enough water retention to promote full grape maturity yet discourage the overly-vigorous Merlot from producing high yields.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Alexander Valley
Brand Goldschmidt
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • ws89

Wine SpectatorTrim and focused, offering appealing notes of raspberry and spicy cinnamon candy, with a touch of herb. Drink now through 2022. 1,080 cases made.

Tim Fish, 2016
  • we86

Wine EnthusiastThis wine is slightly austere at the start, despite its fuller body and style. Leathery and dusty in tannin, the black and blue fruit remain elusive, teasing in between bouts of coffee and chocolate.

Virginie Boone, June 1, 2016