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Nickel & Nickel Merlot Harris 2008

Member Review by Stallion:

Exquisite wine from start to finish. Simply a wonderful wine! One of the Best Merlot's I've ever had period! LOVED IT!!!! Cheers!

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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.

Member Reviews for Nickel & Nickel Merlot Harris

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Snooth User: Stallion
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4.50 5
10/23/2012

Exquisite wine from start to finish. Simply a wonderful wine! One of the Best Merlot's I've ever had period! LOVED IT!!!! Cheers!


Snooth User: SDWineLover13
32231316
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 02/20/2009

The Nickel & Nickel Sori Brico Merlot is outstanding. This 2005 was not quite as good as the 2003, but great nonetheless. Inkey in appearance with nice tears, spicey, concentrated dark fruit with hints of cocoa towards the finish. Worth the money.


Snooth User: karolinamom
7502893
1.50 5
Vintage: 2005 06/11/2008

One and a half glasses


Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
Vintage: 2002 03/04/2009

[$39.95] Big, cab like. Red fruit, milk chocolate, oak; has potential.


Snooth User: pumpacrump
14671862
3.50 5
Vintage: 2001 03/05/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Nickel & Nickel Merlot Harris

External Review
Vintage: 2012 12/12/2014

Gil Nickel who founded Far Niente Winery started Nickel & Nickel with the idea of producing just extraordinary single vineyard Napa Valley wines. Each is very low production from a unique sub-appellation in the Valley. Proving that can produce Merlot that's as exciting as Cabernet, this wine from the 50-acre Harris Vineyard located in western Oakville, just east of Branding Iron Vineyard is aged for 17 months in 47% new French oak. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored the 2010 95 points. No score yet for this 2012 but the vintage has been touted as one of the all-time best. Limited!!!


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
11/11/2011

The wine has beautiful flavors of raspberry, plum, and sage, with a spice and cedar element that adds interest. It offers a wonderfully balanced palate and soft, round tannins.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
Vintage: 2007 07/06/2011

Tasting Notes - This classic Merlot has beautiful flavors of plum, sage, earth and cedar. It is a wonderfully balanced Merlot with a nice, sweet palate and soft, round tannins. The toast and spice contribution from the French oak integrates with the fruit, creating a round middle core. For those who love to drink Merlot, this is a classic for your cellar.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
Vintage: 2007 09/30/2011

The wine has beautiful flavors of raspberry, plum, and sage, with a spice and cedar element that adds interest. It offers a wonderfully balanced palate and soft, round tannins. The toast and spice contribution from the French oak integrates with the fruit, creating a round middle core.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThis wine is quite impressive, offering layers of interest. Ripe flavors of dark plum and wild berry are enhanced by underlying layers of herb, cedar and sweet oak. The unique character of this vineyard includes a suppleness on the palate that few Merlots can offer. Its distinctiveness lies in the lush, velvety tannins that expand upon the initial sip and develop with richness through the finish. This evolution allows one to enjoy the wine today, yet also rewards those who choose to lay it down in the cellar.


External Review
Vintage: 2003 01/29/2009

We only have 3 bottles of this wine left!This 2003 Merlot sings of the flavors from the Harris Vineyard. It is a classic Oakville Merlot with rich, berry fruit layered with dried herbs of bay leaf and sage and combined with notes of earth, cigar and


External Review
Vintage: 2003 01/29/2009

This 2003 Merlot sings of the flavors from the Harris Vineyard. It is a classic Oakville Merlot with rich, berry fruit layered with dried herbs of bay leaf and sage and combined with notes of earth, cigar and spice. This wine has a beautiful palate



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