95+ Points Parker
Nickel and Nickel Winery is all about single varietal, single vineyard wines and the 2018 C. C. Ranch is a beautiful Cabernet from Rutherford 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
96 Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The Cabernet Sauvignon C.C. Ranch is a classic Rutherford Cabernet with knock-out aromatics, deep fruit and fabulous balance. Cedar, tobacco, menthol, red cherry, chocolate and espresso are all finely knit in a wine that balances elegance with power to grand effect. Even with all of its intensity, the 2017 remains vibrant, fresh and full of energy."
94 Points Wine Enthusiast: "This is a savory, textured wine from a ranch off the Silverado Trail in the heart of the appellation. It sings in cedar, dried herb and sage, with an inviting, earthy nose. The grippy palate develops to show smooth integration of tannin and oak, with a lasting note of tobacco leaf on the finish."
C.C. Ranch is planted in Rutherford, along the slope of a knoll west of the Silverado Trail. The vineyard grows classic Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon on well-drained, gravelly loam soil and receives a variety of exposures, depending on the block and location. The vines are well balanced and the canopy is opened up to give good light exposure. Nickel & Nickel produces wine from 15 select acres of this 115-acre vineyard.
Nickel and Nickel Winery is all about single varietal, single vineyard wines and the Quarry Vineyard is a beautiful Cabernet from the folks at Far Niente. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Nickel & Nickel 2018 Quarry Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon delivers a wonderful expression of both lush, juicy fruits and supple earthiness. Cherry notes shine over a medley of dried herbs, earth and tea. This intriguing combination continues to build as the char and spicy toast from the French oak add another element of flavor. The wine is rich, yet supple, and lingers on the palate through a long, expansive finish."
Nickel and Nickel Winery is all about single varietal, single vineyard wines and the Branding Iron Vineyard is a beautiful Cabernet from the folks at Far Niente. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
The elegantly balanced Nickel & Nickel 2018 Branding Iron Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas of blackberry and raspberry fruits mixed with toasty cedar from the oak. These lush, ripe flavors carry through on the palate with hints of green olive and dried herb. The juiciness from the fruit continues through to a lingering finish on soft, coating tannins. This is a wine that can be easily be enjoyed upon release, but will also age beautifully with time in the bottle"
$ 109.00 $ 115.00
Nickel and Nickel Winery is all about single varietal, single vineyard wines and the 2017 Sullenger Vineyard is a beautiful Cabernet from the folks at Far Niente. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
94 Points Robert Parker: "Deep garnet-purple colored, the Cabernet Sauvignon John C Sullinger Vineyard has a floral nose with cassis, red cherries and redcurrants plus wafts of pencil shavings and rose hip tea. The medium to full-bodied palate is vivacious with loads of poise and freshness plus firm, grainy tannins, finishing long."
The home vineyard of Nickel & Nickel, Sullenger Vineyard is situated behind the winery in the heart of Oakville and just next to Opus One! It is named for John C. Sullenger, who settled the farmstead in the 1880’s. The vineyard’s 30 acres of clay loam soil are planted exclusively to Cabernet Sauvignon.
Nickel and Nickel Winery is all about single varietal, single vineyard wines and the Hayne Vineyard is a beautiful Cabernet from the folks at Far Niente. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Nickel & Nickel 2018 Dogleg Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena opens with a cocoa and graphite accented finish that melts into the palate, this recent addition to the single-vineyard portfolio also possesses abundant plum and spice aromatics, bright raspberry notes and a lush texture, from start to end.
Dogleg Vineyard is situated in St. Helena at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains and is well known for its single-vineyard wines from the site The vines are small to moderate in size due to the gravelly, loam soils, and produce limited yields. The warm St. Helena temperatures are ideal for concentrated, jammy fruit. This vineyard tends to be picked at the beginning of harvest each year.
$ 109.99 $ 115.00
Nickel and Nickel Winery is all about single varietal, single vineyard wines and the 2017 Quicksilver Vineyard is a beautiful Rutherford Cabernet from the folks at Far Niente. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
95 Points James Suckling: "This Rutherford cabernet sauvignon has an array of ripe dark-plum aromas, laced with baking spices and subtle, meaty complexity. The palate carves a very succulent, lithe and flavorsome impression with an abundant, ripe dark-plum flavor. Drink or hold."
94+ Points Robert Parker: "Made of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Quicksilver Vineyard opens with cassis, black cherries, kirsch and bay leaves with lavender and baking spices nuances. The palate is medium to full-bodied, elegant, fresh and vibrant with loads of spring in its step, finishing long."
The Quicksilver Vineyard lies on the western Rutherford bench, along the famous Bella Oaks Lane. The soils are predominantly well drained loams that produce vines of moderate size. These older vines were planted to the California sprawl system, with wider spacing and a divided canopy, giving great exposure to the fruit. Minimal irrigation is needed to obtain maximum fruit potential..
95 Points - limited
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Nickel and Nickel Winery is all about single varietal, single vineyard wines and the State Ranch Vineyard Yountville is a beautiful Cabernet from the folks at Far Niente. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
95 Points Robert Parker: "Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon State Ranch was aged for 18 months in French oak, 50% new. Deep garnet-purple in color, the nose is redolent of chocolate-covered cherries, blackberry preserves and black currant jelly with touches of wild sage, cast iron pan and cardamom with a waft of cumin seed. Full-bodied, the palate bursts with crunchy black fruit and loads of spicy accents, supported by firm grainy tannins and tons of freshness, finishing long and lively."
A special 6-bottle mixed-case of Nickel & Nickel's current single-vineyard Napa Valley Cabernets. 10% discount included in price. Each case contains:
Nickel & Nickel 2018 Quicksilver Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford ($109) - 95 Points James Suckling
Nickel & Nickel 2018 Dogleg Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena ($109) - sourced from the famous Turley vineyard
Nickel & Nickel 2018 Branding Iron Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville ($109) - vineyard source for Kapcsandy
Nickel & Nickel 2018 Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley ($109) - 94 Points Robert Parker
Nickel & Nickel 2018 State Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Yountville ($109) - 95+ Points Robert Parker