This wine is extremely dark and layered. Blackberry and cassis are mixed with notes of cigar, tar, and earth. The warm, toast from the oak complements the wine's depth of flavor and adds an interesting spice. Bold and concentrated, the velvety thickness and weight carries on to a long, supple finish.
The Kelham Vineyard is a 52-acre planting located at the base of the western hills of Oakville. Nickel & Nickel receives fruit from 7 acres planted to rootstocks which offer slightly different nuances to the blend. The soil is comprised of a well-drained, clay loam, which produces vines and clusters of moderate size. Some canopy management is performed to allow speckled light on the grapes which, combined with Oakville’s warm climate, is perfect for slowly ripening the fruit.
October 30, 2006
17 months in French oak barrels (47% new, 53% once-used)
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