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Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon Quarry Vyd. Rutherford Napa Valley 2014

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. The Quarry Vineyard lies in the rolling hills on the east side of the Silverado Trail in Rutherford. Nickel and Nickel source Cabernet Sauvignon from three blocks in the vineyard with white loamy soil that provides good drainage and reduces vigor. The grapes from these 20 year old vines are small, concentrated and loaded with flavor. Of course we know the 2014 vintage brought superb quality and ripeness as well. The wine macerated on the skins for just over two week. It was aged 16 months in 54% new French oak barrels. The 2014 Quarry Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon delivers a wonderful expression of both lush, juicy fruits and supple earthiness. Cherry notes shine over a medley of dried herbs, earth and tea. This intriguing combination continues to build as the char and spicy toast from the French oak add another element of flavor. The wine is rich, yet supple, and lingers on the palate through a long, expansive finish. Limited!

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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 & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon Quarry Vyd. Rutherford Napa Valley

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
07/14/2017

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. The Quarry Vineyard lies in the rolling hills on the east side of the Silverado Trail in Rutherford. Nickel and Nickel source Cabernet Sauvignon from three blocks in the vineyard with white loamy soil that provides good drainage and reduces vigor. The grapes from these 20 year old vines are small, concentrated and loaded with flavor. Of course we know the 2014 vintage brought superb quality and ripeness as well. The wine macerated on the skins for just over two week. It was aged 16 months in 54% new French oak barrels. The 2014 Quarry Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon delivers a wonderful expression of both lush, juicy fruits and supple earthiness. Cherry notes shine over a medley of dried herbs, earth and tea. This intriguing combination continues to build as the char and spicy toast from the French oak add another element of flavor. The wine is rich, yet supple, and lingers on the palate through a long, expansive finish. Limited!


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Source: WineExpress.com
Vintage: 2013 07/13/2017

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. The Quarry Vineyard lies in the rolling hills on the east side of the Silverado Trail in Rutherford. Nickel and Nickel source Cabernet Sauvignon from three blocks in the vineyard with white loamy soil that provides good drainage and reduces vigor. The grapes from these 20 year old vines are small, concentrated and loaded with flavor. Of course we know the 2012 vintage brought superb quality and ripeness as well. The wine macerated on the skins for just over two week. It was aged 16 months in 54% new French oak barrels. The 2014 Quarry Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon delivers a wonderful expression of both lush, juicy fruits and supple earthiness. Cherry notes shine over a medley of dried herbs, earth and tea. This intriguing combination continues to build as the char and spicy toast from the French oak add another element of flavor. The wine is rich, yet supple, and lingers on the palate through a long, expansive finish. Limited!


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
Vintage: 2013 05/18/2017

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. The Quarry Vineyard lies in the rolling hills on the east side of the Silverado Trail in Rutherford. Nickel and Nickel source Cabernet Sauvignon from three blocks in the vineyard with white loamy soil that provides good drainage and reduces vigor. The grapes from these 20 year old vines are small, concentrated and loaded with flavor. Of course we know the 2012 vintage brought superb quality and ripeness as well. The wine macerated on the skins for just over two week. It was aged 17 months in 53% new French oak barrels. The 2013 Quarry Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon delivers a wonderful expression of both lush, juicy fruits and supple earthiness. Cherry notes shine over a medley of dried herbs, earth and tea. This intriguing combination continues to build as the char and spicy toast from the French oak add another element of flavor. The wine is rich, yet supple, and lingers on the palate through a long, expansive finish.


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
Vintage: 2012 01/26/2016

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. The Quarry Vineyard lies in the rolling hills on the east side of the Silverado Trail in Rutherford. Nickel and Nickel source Cabernet Sauvignon from three blocks in the vineyard with white loamy soil that provides good drainage and reduces vigor. The grapes from these 20 year old vines are small, concentrated and loaded with flavor. Of course we know the 2012 vintage brought superb quality and ripeness as well. The wine macerated on the skins for just over two week. It was aged 17 months in 53% new French oak barrels. The 2012 Quarry Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon delivers a wonderful expression of both lush, juicy fruits and supple earthiness. Cherry notes shine over a medley of dried herbs, earth and tea. This intriguing combination continues to build as the char and spicy toast from the French oak add another element of flavor. The wine is rich, yet supple, and lingers on the palate through a long, expansive finish.



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