Yardstick Cabernet Sauvignon offers the signature taste of Napa Valley at a very reasonable price.
This wine comes from an area in Yountville where the soils are both sandy sedimentary and alluvial, interspersed with sandy and gravelly loam, as well as a little clay.
Cool marine air currents from San Pablo Bay are trapped when they reach what are known as the Yountville Mounts, keeping natural "air conditioning" working even on the warmest summer days.
These milder temperatures allow the grapes of the region plenty of time to develop unique flavor characteristics and demonstrate the local terroir.
Yardstick shows characteristic cherry and plum aromas with black currant flavors.
Will age gracefully for another 4-5 years
Owner, winemaker and consultant Nick Goldschmidt had past lead winemaking roles for Simi, Clos Du Bois, Gary Farrell, Geyser Peak, Wild Horse, Atlas Peak, Callaway, Mumm Napa Valley, Buena Vista, Ysios, Tarsus, Campo Viejo, Grffigna, Balbi, Mumm Arg, Terrausu, Stoneleigh, Brancott, Domecq Mexico, Roses, Green Point, Ruffino, Blackstone, Ravenswood, Franciscan, Estancia and Cloudy Bay.
More than 100 of his wines have received 90 points and above from Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast and Robert Parker. Twenty of his wines have been included in the Wine Spectator Top 100.
Visit www.goldschmidtvineyards.com for more information on the company and other wines available.