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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Trig Point Diamond Dust Vineyard Merlot 2010
Trig Point Diamond Dust Vineyard Merlot 2010
(search item no. 119811)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $18.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The Diamond Dust Vineyard lies just south of the town of Geyserville in the renowned Alexander Valley wine region. Its old, low vigor vines consistently produce merlot with more power and depth than typically found in the appellation. Stylistically, Nick strives for full body and power in the mouth with wood behind the fruit. TRIG POINT Alexander Valley Merlot shows fresh black raspberry, cedar, and toasty vanilla aromas, with cherry, black currant, and spice flavors. Drink now through 2014.
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About Trig Point:

After flying the globe for many years as the head-winemaker for the likes of Simi, Allied Domecq, and Beam Estates, Nick Goldschmidt decided to start a family company with his wife Yolyn in 1998. The goal of the company was to focus on site specific winemaking from great vineyard sites from around the world. Having produced so many world class wines from around the globe, Nick knew exactly which vineyard sites he would choose to make his wines from.

The wines Nick and Yolyn Goldschmidt produce are all single vineyard, handcrafted, small production, artisan wines.

The Trig Point Vineyard sits on a bench land site in the Alexander Valley facing southeast in beautiful bowl. This unique topography protects the vineyard from the wind. The early morning fog and deep gravelly loam soils are ideal for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. Nick has worked with this vineyard many years, as it was the predominate vineyard for the Simi Cabernet Reserve program from 1980 - 1997. Indeed, one of the great uncompromising vineyards of the Alexander Valley and certainly a "trig point" for growing classy Bordeaux varietals.