Trig Point

Cabernet Sauvignon-Diamond Dust Vineyard-Alexander Valley – 2013

Region: california - sonoma

Trig Point

“A “trig” has been used for many years to establish boundary lines. Trigonometrical stations were set on the top of hills and used as surveying sites. Just as my father was a land surveyor and used these trigs as a reference, so do I when it comes to well known vineyard sites” Nick Goldschmidt, Winemaker.

Grapes / Soils

Cabernet Sauvignon Deep gravely loam

The Wine

Winemaker's Notes
  • One of the best vintages in 30 years from the Alexander Valley.
  • Great season, warmer than 2012, but a moderate one with no heat spikes and grape dehydration. Bud break was early for this vintage. We experienced a warm June but a cool July that perfectly balanced the vines. August was perfect.
  • Picked the week of Sep 10th. Cabernet came in a little early and light. The clusters were there but the cluster density was a little low. The flavors were mature and complex. The tannins fully ripened.
  • Overall, the quality of 2013 was outstanding-Nick Goldschmidt
Wine Summary
  • Made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
  • Grown on soils of deep gravely loam.
  • Fermented in Barrel.
  • Aged in Barrel: Taransaud, Boutes, 25% new, 60% French, 20% American, 20% Hungarian.
  • Aged for 18 months.
  • Bottled unfined.
Technical Information
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Clone: Jackson
  • Vineyard: Diamond Dust Vineyard
  • Yield: 3.3 tons per acre, by hand
  • pH: 3.60
  • Total Acidity: 0.58 mg/100ml
  • Alc %: 14.5
  • Aging: 18 months
  • Fermentation: 100% barrel
  • Barrels: Taransaud, Boutes Tight- Grain: 25% new, 60% French, 20% American, 20% Hungarian.
  • Fining: Unfined
  • Cases Produced: 2,994cs


89 Points

This is a meaty and soft wine with a lot of power behind it. Plummy, slightly jammy yet structured, it features appropri­ate accents of peppercorn, cedar and toasted oak. Full bodied, it’s enjoyable now and a deal to boot.

Wine Enthusiast, June, 2016

General Info

Country USA
Region Sonoma County
Appellation(s) Alexander Valley, Sonoma Coast
Proprietors Nick & Yolyn Goldschmidt
Founded 1998
Winemaker Nick Goldschmidt
Annual Production 5,000 9L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Sustainable/organic