2011 Nickel & Nickel Copper Streak Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District
2011 Nickel & Nickel Copper Streak Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District
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SKU: 003-CCU116

This impressive Stags Leap District Vineyard gave us beautiful textures upon release and continues to delight the senses with berry and forest floor aromatics, layers of red fruit flavors, firm tannins and hints of mocha on the finish.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Stags Leap District
Harvest Date
October 17, 2011
Bottling Date
18 months in French oak barrels (48% new, 52% once-used)
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2011 Copper Streak offers one of the richest textures of the vintage. Aromas of blackberry and cedar lend way to dark fruit flavors of berry and cassis which blend nicely with notes of chocolate, tobacco and herbs. The middle palate is dense with rich flavors, depth and complexity. This wine is beautifully focused now, yet will reward those with the patience to allow a few years in the cellar.
Vineyard Notes
Copper Streak Vineyard is located in a protected hollow at the base of the palisades in Stags Leap District. The soils are composed of Perkins gravelly loam mixed with red, copper-like streaks, which is how the vineyard got its name. The vines receive a western exposure and are of moderate size, yielding loose clusters with small berries. The climate in Stags Leap is very warm; however, mid afternoon breezes sweep in to cool things down, allowing for excellent ripening. Nickel & Nickel Copper Streak Cabernet is produced from seven of the vineyard’s 30 acres.