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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 Nickel & Nickel 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."
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.
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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..