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Nickel and Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon Hayne Vineyard Saint Helena 2014

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Gil Nickel who founded Far Niente Winery started Nickel & Nickel with the idea of producing just extraordinary single vineyard Napa Valley wines. Each is very low production from a unique sub-appellation in the Valley. This wine is sourced entirely from the Hayne Vineyard in St. Helena at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 18 months in French oak, 47% new. Always one the top rated wines, this 2011 shows aromas of cherry, vanilla and brown spice. On the palate more cherry and wild blackberry fruit along with of vanilla, anise and cocoa with a hint of toasty oak. Beautifully balanced and long.

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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.

External Reviews for Nickel and Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon Hayne Vineyard Saint Helena

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Vintage: 2011 01/13/2015

Gil Nickel who founded Far Niente Winery started Nickel & Nickel with the idea of producing just extraordinary single vineyard Napa Valley wines. Each is very low production from a unique sub-appellation in the Valley. This wine is sourced entirely from the Hayne Vineyard in St. Helena at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 18 months in French oak, 47% new. Always one the top rated wines, this 2011 shows aromas of cherry, vanilla and brown spice. On the palate more cherry and wild blackberry fruit along with of vanilla, anise and cocoa with a hint of toasty oak. Beautifully balanced and long.


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Vintage: 2011 12/12/2014

Gil Nickel who founded Far Niente Winery started Nickel & Nickel with the idea of producing just extraordinary single vineyard Napa Valley wines. Each is very low production from a unique sub-appellation in the Valley. This wine is sourced entirely from the Hayne Vineyard in St. Helena at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 18 months in French oak, 47% new. This 2011 shows aromas of cherry, vanilla and brown spice. On the palate more cherry and wild blackberry fruit along with of vanilla, anise and cocoa with a hint of toasty oak. Beautifully balanced and long.


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Vintage: 2010 06/25/2014

Offers graceful, supple black cherry and raspberry fruit, displaying spice, crushed rock, sage and black tea notes. Very distinctive and complete, with earth-laced tannins. Drink now through 2024.


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Vintage: 2010 06/25/2014

Serious deep, bright ruby. Aromas of cassis, blackberry jam, licorice, mocha, espresso and spices. A real high-wire act of sweet, primary black and blue fruits and strong acidity. Boasts excellent creamy depth and incipient sweetness, not to mention firm, suave tannins, but this very young wine also needs time to unwind in bottle and absorb its oaky torrefaction. Very long on the aftertaste, with the structure to age.


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Vintage: 2010 06/28/2014

The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Hayne Vineyard comes from a site that is better known for its Petite Sirah and Zinfandel made famous by Turley Cellars. This has always been a site that produces ripe wines, and you see that with this 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon. Offering blackberry and jammy fruit flavors, it is a full-bodied, in-your-face, yet elegant and pure Cabernet that delivers lots of blue and black fruits in an All-American / All-Napa, first team sort of way. This beauty should drink well for two decades or more.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 06/25/2014

This 100% Cabernet, from the western part of St. Helena, joins the winery’s prestigious vineyard portfolio. The wine is rich and opulent in blackberries, cherries, chocolate and currants, with quite a bit of new French oak and thick, yet refined tannins. The mouthfeel is soft but the alcohol adds weight. Give it time to refine. Drink 2016–2020.



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