Nick Goldschmidt - Fidelity2018
Wine Spectator 90
Black currant, dried raspberry and chocolate mocha flavors are flanked by dried green herbal notes. Truffle and allspice accents show on the finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot.
by KM, Wine Spectator , 2020
Dark-garnet; aromas of black cherry, blueberry, and plums. Shows strawberry and cherry flavors with touches of black pepper and cinnamon. Beautifully structured—the Cabernet and Petit Verdot add a solid backbone to the plumpness of the Merlot. Nicely balanced with soft, velvety tannins in the finish.
Release Date: November 2016
Varietal: 80% Merlot
15% Cabernet Sauvignon
5% Petit Verdot
Vineyard: Crazy Creek
Yield: 4.1 tons per acre
Titratable Acidity: 6.2g/l
Alc %: 14.3
Aging: 12 months
Barrels: 15% new French Oak
We were challenged in 2015 by a warm winter, a cool spring, and a couple of summer heat waves. The last heat wave lingered throughout the first
half of September, accelerating grape sugars and forcing us to scramble to get our crews scheduled. Fortunately, the quality of fruit was outstanding, showing magnificent color, deep flavor concentration, and perfect sugar and acid levels.
Another marvelous red from veteran winemaker Nick Goldschmidt. Fidelity is a Bordeaux-styled wine that is rich, smooth, and perfect for casual dining. Fidelity will surprise you with its great taste! Nick Goldschmidt knows all the great spots for growing Cabernet and Merlot in the Alexander Valley. He has farmed The Crazy Creek Estate for over 25 years and just loves the quality of fruit, vintage after vintage. In this blend, Merlot offers a round and silky mouthfeel, Cabernet Sauvignon provides structure, and Petit Verdot gives tannin, color, and flavor. Few winemakers offer such quality for the price.