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Nickel & Nickel Kelham Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

"Exotic aromas of earth, herb and tar continue to evolve in the glass. On the palate, this wine opens with wild berry fruits, herbs, tobacco and pepper. The French oak adds a lovely toast and char component which complements the fruit, while rounded tannins allow this wine to be enjoyed earlier than normal for this vineyardKelham Vineyard is a 52-acre planting located at the base of the western hills of Oakville. Nickel & Nickel receives fruit from seven acres planted to rootstocks which offer slightly different nuances to the blend. The soil is comprised of a well-drained, clay loam, which produces vines and clusters of moderate size. Some canopy management is performed to allow speckled light on the grapes which, combined with Oakville’s warm climate, is perfect for slowly ripening the fruit." -Winery

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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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Vintage: 2009 07/20/2013

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External Reviews for Nickel & Nickel Kelham Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville

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Vintage: 2009 10/11/2012

Nickel and Nickel Kelham Vineyard is located just south from sister winery Far Niente. The Cabernet produced from these vines is dark and perfumy, with bright berry character mingling with floral notes and vanilla-laden oak.


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Vintage: 2008 09/29/2011

Drink this with rich, fatty steaks and chops to cut through the tannins, which are considerable. Right out of the bottle, the wine is drily astringent. But there s a rich core of blackberries, cherries and cherry liqueur that makes the finish almost sweet. Rated 90+


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Vintage: 2007 07/06/2011

WA 94pts+ Winemaker Notes - The 2007 Kelham Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is compelling with its firm and structured core that carries ripe, almost jammy, blackberry and cassis flavors. The fruit is further complemented by notes of black tea, cigar and tar, which integrate with the soft notes of toasty French oak. The final impression is that of an extremely long finish that highlights the concentration and weight that this vineyard creates.


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Vintage: 2006 04/12/2011

Winemaker's Notes:Blackberry and cassis are mixed with notes of cigar, tar and earth. The warm toast from the oak complements the wine’s depth of flavor and adds an interesting spice. Bold and concen



"Exotic aromas of earth, herb and tar continue to evolve in the glass. On the palate, this wine opens with wild berry fruits, herbs, tobacco and pepper. The French oak adds a lovely toast and char component which complements the fruit, while rounded tannins allow this wine to be enjoyed earlier than normal for this vineyardKelham Vineyard is a 52-acre planting located at the base of the western hills of Oakville. Nickel & Nickel receives fruit from seven acres planted to rootstocks which offer slightly different nuances to the blend. The soil is comprised of a well-drained, clay loam, which produces vines and clusters of moderate size. Some canopy management is performed to allow speckled light on the grapes which, combined with Oakville’s warm climate, is perfect for slowly ripening the fruit." -Winery

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