The 2013 vintage was truly unique, producing wines that are exceedingly dark
in color, rich in flavor and generously coating. The 2013 State Ranch Cabernet
Sauvignon has a beautiful bouquet of dark fruits, violet, stone and toast. Generous
plum and blueberry fruits, spice, mineral and espresso combine with a texture of
mouthfilling complexity. This wine possess power and depth, with rich tannins
that carry the fruit into a lengthy finish; this wine never seems to end.
State Ranch is located northeast of the town of Yountville. The 23-acre vineyard
is divided into two parcels by State Lane Road and consists of both older and
younger vines. Many excellent wines are produced from this area, in part due
to the rocky, loam soil which has excellent drainage throughout the year. The
vines, as well as the clusters, are moderate in size and the vineyard gets full sun
throughout the day. As the young vines mature, we will be harvesting many
different clones to make the final wine. Nickel & Nickel selects fruit from 11
acres of the vineyard.