2015 Nickel & Nickel Quarry Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford
2015 Nickel & Nickel Quarry Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford
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SKU: 003-CQY156
Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvest Date
September 15–24, 2015
French oak barrels (57% new, 43% once-used)
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Fruit-forward yet savory, the 2015 Quarry Vineyard marries notes of blackberry and black cherry with hints of tapenade and spicy cigar box both on the nose and palate. A generous swirl of the glass reveals a rich depth of aromas and flavors, all supported by long, coating tannins.
Vineyard Notes
The 25-acre 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.