2018 Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon State Ranch Yountville
2018 Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon State Ranch Yountville 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
Winemaker Notes From the outset, this is one powerful, deeply expressive Cabernet with heady black currant, plum, and cedar aromas leading into a big , juicy entry. Layered currant and black cherry flavors are accented by elegant clove notes. Bold, coating tannins support frame the entire wine, and hints of wet slate add dimension to a dark, brooding finish
Napa’s Best Single Vineyard WinesNickel & Nickel is a world-class winery located in the town of Oakville, situated along the prestigious Highway 29 in the heart of Napa. With neighbors such as Opus One Winery and Cardinale it’s no surprise that Nickel and Nickel’s offerings are as good as California wines can get. The estate was founded in 1997 and in less than 20 years their efforts have gained them being named in the Top 100 wineries in the World by Wine & Spirits magazine in 2013 and 2015. Nickel and Nickel became one of the first wineries in California focusing on single vineyard bottlings. I have been able to secure some strong pricing on the two highest scoring wines from the great 2018 vintage.
The 2018 Nickel & Nickel Cabernet State Ranch, 95pts by Parker, it is located on State Lane in Yountville. Many all-time great Cabs come from this area along State Lane, wines like Kapscandy State Lane Grand Vin that has received 100pts by Parker multiple times. Next the superb 2018 Nickel & Nickel Cabernet CC Ranch, 95pts Vinous, is located in Rutherford, west of the Silverado trail, the wine has a unique combination of floral and fruit. The famous ‘Rutherford Dust’ adds further depth to the wine and the soft tannins that are associated with the Rutherford appellation melt away into a long, harmonious finish. Both wines are standout, world class Napa Cabs of the highest order. If have other favorites from Nickel and Nickel, we have access to all their single vineyard Cabs at the same price. Enjoy!