2012 Nickel & Nickel Copper Streak Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District
2012 Nickel & Nickel Copper Streak Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District
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With layers of red fruit flavors that unfold on the palate and firm tannins, this library release from our favorite Stags Leap District vineyard just keeps getting better with time.

Wine Specs
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Stags Leap District
Harvest Date
October 15, 2012
Aging
18 months in French oak barrels (51% new, 49% once-used)
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2012 Copper Streak Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon offers a perfume of currant and cassis blended with an intriguing minerality. The palate bursts with notes of cassis, chocolate, tobacco and herbs. The middle palate is thick and coating and the wine seems to expand as the velvety, yet firm, tannins carry the fruit flavors into a long and lingering finish. This wine will continue to evolve with a little patience in the bottle and can easily be cellared until 2025.
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.