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Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Napa Valley Dragonfly Vineyard 2008

Member Review by VegasOenophile:

- Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09

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Winery: Nickel & Nickel
Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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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: VegasOenophile
4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 11/08/2009

- Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09

Snooth User: doctron
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 04/19/2010

Three and a half glasses

External Reviews for Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Napa Valley Dragonfly Vineyard

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Vintage: 2005 02/04/2009

Vineyard Description:The diminutive, four-acre Dragonfly Vineyard is located in St. Helena at the base of Spring Mountain. Old timers know this magical place as a ?banana belt? microclimate, as its ideal summer temperatures allow the vines to develop

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Vintage: 2005 01/07/2010

Nickel & Nickel has earned its reputation as a top-notch Napa Valley winery by producing vintage after vintage of exceptional, single-vineyard wines. The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon from the tiny, four-acre Dragonfly Vineyard at the base of Spring Mountain, is a perfect example. The site is located in the "banana belt" microclimate, where fruit develops super-ripe and jammy. It carries over from vine to wine in this sultry red, like a basketful of summer berries in your glass. Sweet vanilla and cedar notes support the fruit, as does the silky texture from 16 months in French oak barrels.

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Vintage: 2005 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesRich and powerful yet elegant, the Dragonfly Vineyard Cab impresses with its ripe, jammy fruit and plush texture. The color is a beautiful garnet and the aromas reveal the ripeness of this fruit at harvest. The wine opens with concentrated flavors of strawberry jam, berry and vanilla wrapped in soft layers of toasty oak. The tannins are incredibly supple and long, adding to the warmth and elegance of the wine.

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