Chelsea Goldschmidt - Merlot - Guidestone Rise2018
James Suckling 91
An attractive merlot with herb, cherry, light chocolate and some green olive. Medium body, fine tannins and a lightly salty, savory finish.
by JS, James Suckling , 2020
Named after Nick Goldschmidt’s eldest daughter, Chelsea Merlot highlights the juicy red fruit and spice notes from barrel aged Merlot. Sourced from a beautiful vineyard along Route 128 just east of Geyserville, Chelsea Merlot is big and rich and pairs well with wood fired pizza, steak tacos, and grilled pork chops. One sip and it’s obvious this Merlot is made with Cabernet Sauvignon drinkers in mind.
Dark garnet; cherry, strawberry, and white pepper aromas. Entry is broad and expansive with black cherry, wild blackberry, rhubarb, and ripe plum. Velvety smooth and rich on the mid-palate. Finishes with spicy notes of clove and cinnamon.