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Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon Yountville State Ranch 2008

External Review by WineExpress.com:

Gil Nickel who founded Far Niente started Nickel & Nickel to produce extraordinary single vineyard Napa Valley Cabs. Each is a very low production wine from a unique sub-appellation in Napa Valley. This one comes from the State Ranch vineyard in Yountville, made famous by Beringer and now by Kapcsandy Estate. This wine, aged in French oak barrels for 16 months. Aged 18 months in French oak barrels, 57% new. Wine Review Online scored this 94 points saying "Distinctly different from Nickel & Nickel’s other single vineyard Cabernet bottlings, the one from State Ranch appears far more youthful at this stage with its tannic structure showing immediately. It has similar black fruit mixed with nuances of black olives and other savory notes, finishing with a beautiful bit of bitterness in the finish. The complexity is similarly enthralling, as with their other single vineyard Cabernets. It’s the texture -- more apparent tannins at this stage -- that sets it apart. Still, it’s easy to recommend for the cellar because the balance suggests it will evolve nicely. If you can’t wait and you want it with a meaty grilled steak this summer, which would not be a bad idea at all, open and decant it for a few hours before serving."

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Nickel & Nickel:
Established in 1997 by the partners of Far Niente, Nickel & Nickel is based on a philosophy of producing 100 percent varietal, single-vineyard wines that best express the distinct personality of each vineyard. It is from some of the most coveted vineyards in the Napa and Sonoma valleys that the Nickel & Nickel wines are produced.

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Snooth User: aghenry2
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 04/21/2011

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Mr Dolce
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 10/15/2010

Four glasses


External Reviews for Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon Yountville State Ranch

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
Vintage: 2014 08/16/2017

Gil Nickel who founded Far Niente started Nickel & Nickel to produce extraordinary single vineyard Napa Valley Cabs. Each is a very low production wine from a unique sub-appellation in Napa Valley. This one comes from the State Ranch vineyard in Yountville, made famous by Beringer and now by Kapcsandy Estate. This wine, aged in French oak barrels for 16 months. Aged 18 months in French oak barrels, 57% new. Wine Review Online scored this 94 points saying "Distinctly different from Nickel & Nickel’s other single vineyard Cabernet bottlings, the one from State Ranch appears far more youthful at this stage with its tannic structure showing immediately. It has similar black fruit mixed with nuances of black olives and other savory notes, finishing with a beautiful bit of bitterness in the finish. The complexity is similarly enthralling, as with their other single vineyard Cabernets. It’s the texture -- more apparent tannins at this stage -- that sets it apart. Still, it’s easy to recommend for the cellar because the balance suggests it will evolve nicely. If you can’t wait and you want it with a meaty grilled steak this summer, which would not be a bad idea at all, open and decant it for a few hours before serving."


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
Vintage: 2014 09/07/2017

Gil Nickel who founded Far Niente started Nickel & Nickel to produce extraordinary single vineyard Napa Valley Cabs. Each is a very low production wine from a unique sub-appellation in Napa Valley. This one comes from the State Ranch vineyard in Yountville, made famous by Beringer and now by Kapcsandy Estate. This wine, aged in French oak barrels for 16 months. Aged 18 months in French oak barrels, 57% new. Wine Review Online scored this 94 points saying "Distinctly different from Nickel & Nickel’s other single vineyard Cabernet bottlings, the one from State Ranch appears far more youthful at this stage with its tannic structure showing immediately. It has similar black fruit mixed with nuances of black olives and other savory notes, finishing with a beautiful bit of bitterness in the finish. The complexity is similarly enthralling, as with their other single vineyard Cabernets. It’s the texture -- more apparent tannins at this stage -- that sets it apart. Still, it’s easy to recommend for the cellar because the balance suggests it will evolve nicely. If you can’t wait and you want it with a meaty grilled steak this summer, which would not be a bad idea at all, open and decant it for a few hours before serving." and Wine Enthusiast Magazine named this a Cellar Selection and scored it 95 points saying "This wine comes alive in an expansive, fleshy palate of black pepper and black olive tapenade. Entirely varietal, it engages in a discussion of tenacious structure and high-cheekboned fruit, a melange of raspberry, cassis and blueberry compote. The aromas are enticing in garden violet. Enjoy now or cellar and enjoy best 2024 through 2034."


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
Vintage: 2013 12/12/2016

Gil Nickel who founded Far Niente started Nickel & Nickel to produce extraordinary single vineyard Napa Valley Cabs. Each is a very low production wine from a unique sub-appellation in Napa Valley. This one comes from the State Ranch vineyard in Yountville, made famous by Beringer and now by Kapcsandy Estate. This wine, aged in French oak barrels for 16 months. James Suckling scored this 97 points saying "Impressive aromas of blueberry and lavender with hints of rosemary. Full to medium body, solid core of fruit and a gorgeous finish. Compacted and refined. Better in 2019 but already fantastic. Best wine ever from here?"


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
Vintage: 2009 10/11/2012

Nickel and Nickel State Ranch Cabernet is sourced from a vineyard in Yountville. The fruit from this vineyard produces Cabernet that is powerful and muscular.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 02/21/2013

Vibrant aromas of fruit and a rich mouthful of black cherry and berry. A toasty component from the oak complements the abundant fruit and offers a slight cigar quality.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
09/29/2011

The 2008 State Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon offers vibrant aromas of fruit and a rich mouthful of black cherry and berry. A toasty component from the oak complements the abundant fruit and offers a slight cigar quality. There is a firmer core to this wine, but the vintage s tannins are so supple and fine that they are quite polished.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
Vintage: 2007 07/06/2011

WS 90pts, WA 90pts - Winemaker Notes - The 2007 State Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of black cherry and loganberry that are enticing, but it is the velvety palate and the juiciness of this wine that seems to define the vineyard. There is softness and a thickness to the texture that is pure enjoyment that carries through to an extremely long finish.



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