2013 Nickel & Nickel Cabernets

31 Mar 2013 Nickel & Nickel Cabernets

Nickel & Nickel Cabernets

From the owners of Far Niente, Nickel & Nickel makes a variety of Cabernet Sauvignons from some of Napa’s best vineyards!

2013 Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon John C. Sullenger Vineyard, Oakvillesullenger
On Sale $89.99
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon John C. Sullenger Vineyard is arguably the most complete of the wines as it has everything; expressive aromatics, tons of concentration and the structure to back it all up. Beautifully layered in the glass, with all of the creaminess and textural allure that is the signature of so many of the finest Oakville Cabernets – the 2013 possesses stunning balance to match its dark personality. Even with all of its purely hedonistic opulence on full display, the Sullenger delivers tons of nuance and impeccable balance.
96 Points, Vinous Media

2013 Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon C.C. Ranch Vineyard, Rutherford
On Sale $89.99
Another radiant, open-knit wine, Nickel & Nickel’s 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon C.C. Ranch offers up a compelling interplay of punchy, red-fleshed fruits, cherry jam, flowers and cinnamon. This is one of the brighter, more floral wines in the range. Even with its more feminine personality, the C.C. Ranch packs plenty of vintage 2013 power, so a few years in bottle can only help.
95 Points, Vinous Media

2013 Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon Branding Iron Vineyard, Oakville
On Sale $89.99
Branding Iron Vineyard lies in the western part of Oakville close to the base of the Mayacamas Mountains. The vineyard is named for a branding iron, shaped like two opposing wineglasses, that is owned by the proprietor. The vineyard is comprised of well-drained clay loam, and the vines are vertically trellised to maximize sunlight and open the canopy. The warm climate of Oakville is perfect for slowly ripening the fruit, and outside of a few hot days each year, the fruit will often benefit from a longer hang time.
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2013 Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon Hayne Vineyard, St. Helena
On Sale $89.99
The Hayne 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 moderate in size due to the gravelly, loam soils and the vineyard produces small yields. The warm St. Helena temperatures are ideal for producing sweet, jammy fruit and this vineyard tends to be picked at the beginning of harvest each year. Nickel & Nickel produces wine from 9 acres.
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Also from Nickel & Nickel, here is one of California’s best dessert wines! This is 7 years old and drinking wonderfully!

2008 Nickel & Nickel “Dolce” Late Harvest, Napa Valley
On Sale $79.99 (375ml)
With this wine, Dolce cements its status as California’s most consistently great dessert wine. This year’s blend is 80% Sémillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc, and the grapes were infected with the botrytis, resulting in the fantastic sweetness. Devastating in apricot, orange, pear, honey, vanilla and créme brûlée flavors, in an unctuous, viscous texture, with wonderfully clean acidity, it’s certainly one of the greatest sweet California wines in memory.
98 Points, Wine Enthusiast