Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon Rock Cairn United States 2008
Planted in 1984, Rock Cairn lies near the southern edge of the Oakvilleappellation, east of Highway 29 and north of the town of Yountville. This vineyardis named for the "cairns" or piles of rocks that were formed long ago when Indianstraversed the hills and would place a rock on the pile as an offering for safe passage.The dry-farmed site is comprised of deep, gravelly loam with a western exposure,and the vines produce very concentrated fruit late in the season. Nickel & Nickelselects grapes from nine acres of the vineyard.
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.