Opened a bit thin but blossomed nicely after 2 hrs of air. Primarily red fruits on the palate with a tart edge that’s refreshing; no excessive sweetness here. Lacking a little tannic presence in the finish, where the weight seemed once more to drop off. All in all, a nice mid-week bottle. — 5 days ago
30 years old and drinking fantastic. Vibrant red fruits, tea-like notes, a great expression of old Napa cab — 9 days ago
Last night I had the pleasure of being with close friends for an evening of reminiscing and life long friendship. We got to open the 2010 Goldschmidt Vineyards Single Vineyard Yoeman Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.
On the nose was black cherry, blackberry, plum, lack currant, cassis, nutmeg, violets, dark chocolate, vanilla, smokey oak and a good dose of rich earth.
On the palate was rich black cherry, sumptuous blackberry, black plum, tobacco, cassis, chocolate, spice, smokey oak and rich dusty soil.
The wine is full bodied with a silky smooth mouth feel with medium acidity and medium to plus smooth fine tannins that lead right to a long enjoyable finish. This wine made the evening even that more enjoyable and just goes to show that wine can accentuate what was already a beautiful evening of friendship. Have a great week and please be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 13 days ago
Great times at CSJ and really enjoy the wines of both Van Staaverens. Aging well. — 5 days ago
October birthday celebrations for my father-in-law, sister-in-law and my wife this past weekend!
My father-in-law has a nice collection of older Napa cabs and he wanted to check in on this. I found it to actually taste fairly young. There wasn’t as much punch in regards to the flavor of the fruit (lots of blackberry, currant) but the tannins were very much in play. Reminded me of a right bank Bordeaux, actually. Dusty graham cracker, blackberry, potpourri. Secondary notes of leather and herbs are starting to come through on the finish. — 6 days ago
Nice deep cherry wine. Robust but smooth. Really enjoyed the wine. — 3 days ago