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2011 Nickel & Nickel Quarry Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford

2011 Nickel & Nickel Quarry Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford
Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Rutherford
Harvest Date
October 15 - 16, 2011
Aging
17 months in French oak barrels (52% new, 48% once-used)
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SKU: 003-CQY116
Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Rutherford
Harvest Date
October 15 - 16, 2011
Aging
17 months in French oak barrels (52% new, 48% once-used)
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2011 Quarry Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon always offers an intriguing combination of flavors, and this vintage is no exception. Its aromas of cherry, dried herb, and tobacco are reflected in the flavors on the palate, with additional earth and mineral notes. Toasty French oak adds vanilla and char components which blend gracefully with the fruit. A soft and supple texture makes this wine approachable now, but the complex flavors will only enhance with age.
Vineyard Notes
The Quarry Vineyard climbs the slopes above the Silverado Trail on the east side of Rutherford. The name comes from the old quarry that was the source of a white rock used in the ghost winery that still stands beside the vineyard. Three distinct hillside blocks, each experiencing its own unique soil and exposure, are harvested from this vineyard. The white, rocky loam soils are well drained, and the vines are of moderate vigor. Cluster and berry size varies from block to block, but all are small to moderate. This vineyard has full exposure to the afternoon sun.