Trig Point

Cabernet Sauvignon-Diamond Dust Vineyard-Alexander Valley – 2014

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.


2014 was an exceptional vintage in Alexander Valley.  The wines show outstanding color and flavor development.  A warm, relatively dry spring through April and May produced very even flowering and fruit set.  We were a little worried in midsummer that sugars were ahead of flavor, but cool weather in September stalled ripening.  The nights stayed cool and we picked at optimal flavor concentration.  Aromas of blackberry, black cherry, spice and licorice.  Black currant and cherry flavors are accented with sage and dark chocolate.  Full-bodied on the palate, this vintage shows subtle espresso bean and mocha notes in a soft, supple finish.

Winemaker's Notes, August, 2015