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2011 Nickel & Nickel Sori Bricco Cabernet Sauvignon, Diamond Mountain

2011 Nickel & Nickel Sori Bricco Cabernet Sauvignon, Diamond Mountain
Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Diamond Mountain District
Harvest Date
October 17, 2011
Aging
17 months in French oak barrels (45% new, 55% once-used)
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SKU: 003-CSB116
Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Diamond Mountain District
Harvest Date
October 17, 2011
Aging
17 months in French oak barrels (45% new, 55% once-used)
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This first release of the 2011 Sori Bricco Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is exactly what one would expect from Napa Valley’s Diamond Mountain District. This powerful wine opens with aromas of plum and white flowers. Plum flavors are mirrored upon entry, with notes of tobacco and cedar enhanced by a distinct minerality. Rich, briary fruit is paired nicely with the toasty French oak, adding warmth to the middle palate. The tannins from this vintage are full bodied, rich and supple, which promises increasing complexity with a few years of bottle aging.
Vineyard Notes
High in the hills of Diamond Mountain, Sori Bricco spans a wide range of hillsides with different sun exposures resulting in separate harvest dates across the ranch. The soil is composed of a sandy, gravelly loam and the vines tend to be very small as they struggle against the slopes. The climate is very warm in the early spring and these vines are among the first to bud each year. The warm summer months produce nice, juicy flavors, while the cooler nights offer long hang time to gain tannin maturity each season. Nickel & Nickel produces wine from about six acres of this 25-acre vineyard.