2018 Goldschmidt 'Chelsea' Merlot Alexander Valley

$18.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
JS91WE88

This line from the Goldschmidt family is named after their eldest daughter Chelsea. Nick Goldschmidt and family are particularly proud of this vintage of merlot, and there is good reason why. The aromas grab your attention with bright red fruits, and spice. The palate is layered with bright strawberry and mild cherry, leading to a satisfying finish. At $18.95, this Merlot is hard to beat!

Varietal:
Merlot
Winemaker:
Nick Goldschmidt
Vintage:
2018
Aging:
12 months
Oak Treatment:
60% French Barrel, 20% American Barrel, 20% Hungarian Barrel; 25% new
Appellation:
Sonoma County
Sub-Appellation:
Alexander Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Merlot
Alcohol %:
14.5%
SKU #:
1042041
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JS91

James Suckling

An attractive merlot with herb, cherry, light chocolate and some green olive. Medium body, fine tannins and a lightly salty, savory finish. Drink now.

WE88

Wine Enthusiast

Made entirely from Merlot, this red is leathery and made in a hearty, Cabernet-like style, with thick tannins and robust oak. Black pepper, cigar box and dark, brooding fruit figure into the profile, with baking spice and vanilla up front on the finish.