Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Stelling 2005
Why? Don�t miss this rare chance to own a few bottles of Cabernet sourced from the vineyard directly adjacent to Harlan Cabernet ($750/bottle) renowned vineyard in the heart of Napa. This 2 acre vineyard was traditionally the backbone of Far Niente Cabernet�s finest vintages. TASTES? Stelling Vineyard Cabernet continues to amaze us with all that it has to offer. Packed with blackberry, spice, vanilla and chocolate, the wine has a rich, coating, middle palate. Classically elegant yet concentrated and jammy, with beautiful structure and complexity, the wine's silky tannins marry with the oak, creating layers of interest that progress into a very long finish. This is a SERIOUS collector wine that will reward big Cabernet lovers for the next 7 � 10 years.
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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Vineyard Description:C.C. Ranch is planted in Rutherford, across the western slope of a knoll near the Silverado Trail. Two longtime Napa Valley families, the Carpys and the Conollys, have combined their efforts and experience to grow classic
Wine Tasting NotesThe C.C. Ranch has a unique combination of floral and fruit. The plush black cherry flavors offer a nice sweetness to this wine, enhanced by the floral characteristics that naturally come from the vineyard. The distinctive "Rutherford Dust," combined with the spice and toast from the oak, deepens the wine's flavor and complexity. Smooth and rich, this wine expands on the middle palate, and the soft tannins that are associated with the Rutherford appellation melt away into a long, harmonious finish.
Wine Tasting NotesIntense and focused, with complex, concentrated, firmly tannic blackberry, chocolate, current and cedary oak flavors that firm up nicely on the finish, offering depth and length.