2018 Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon Vaca Vista Vineyard Oak Knoll District Of Napa Valley
2018 Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon Vaca Vista Vineyard Oak Knoll District Of Napa Valley An absolute crowd pleaser, this 2018 vintage Oak Knoll District Cabernet has expressive red currant and floral aromas and pure red fruit flavors. Soft and silky throughout the palate, the fruit is juicy and full, with polished tannins, a broad mouthfeel and one of the smoothest, sleekest finishes of the vintage. Solid, structured, slightly old school version, with a core of red and black currant fruit held in check for now by strident tannins and notes of warm loam and cast iron. There’s freshness and a violet note buried here too, so worth waiting for it to unwind fully. Just a bit of a bruiser now.
Nickel & Nickel
At Bella Union, amazing Cabernet is our masterpiece. As a great painter makes use of the full color palette to create the most vibrant and compelling painting, so the expert vintners of Bella Union Winery work to find the most exuberant blend of complementary flavors to form our surprising and rich Cabernet profiles. And as the sculptor diligently chips away at the marble block until his vision is actualized in stone, so our winemakers strive to epitomize the pinnacle of vinification through tireless precision.
At Bella Union, we know the best of what blended Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon can be. Because we make it ourselves.
Excellence in Napa Valley winemaking is in our DNA. Our winery was established in 2012 by the partners of Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel. After some 30 years of making and enjoying some of the most celebrated Cabernets in the region, Bella Union presented a new challenge: The opportunity to find the perfect union of blended Cabernet — to explore the next evolution in a comprehensive Napa Valley winemaker’s repertoire.
Our vineyard comprises 25 acres positioned in Rutherford, California, along the auspicious Bella Oaks Lane. This once-unassuming road provided passage from Rutherford through the Mayacamas Mountains and into the erstwhile-flourishing Bella Union Mining Company. Like the mining company that became our winery’s namesake, we recognize the full gift our land can produce. Unlike them, our treasure grows above-ground, renewed each year.