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2016 Nickel & Nickel John C. Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville

2016 Nickel & Nickel John C. Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville

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Waves of dark fruit flavors and a long, seductive finish make this irresistibly approachable vintage from our home vineyard a favorite for black tie affairs, afternoon barbecues and holiday gatherings. Honestly, there are very few occasions at which we wouldn't open this versatile single-vineyard star.

Wine Advocate
94
Production Notes
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon John C Sullinger Vineyard has a floral nose with cassis, red cherries and redcurrants plus wafts of pencil shavings and rose hip tea. The medium to full-bodied palate is vivacious with loads of poise and freshness plus firm, grainy tannins, finishing long. – Lisa Perotti-Brown
Tasting Notes
The 2016 Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon opens with beautiful plum and black cherry aromas underscored by delicate notes of herb and earth. Layers of soft, juicy cherry flavors spread across the palate, while firm yet silky tannins are balanced by bright natural acidity on the finish. The resulting wine possesses a lushness and depth that is both immediately approachable yet structured to evolve beautifully over time.
Vineyard Notes
The home vineyard of Nickel & Nickel, Sullenger Vineyard is situated behind the winery in the heart of Oakville and is named for John C. Sullenger, who settled the farmstead in the 1880’s. The vineyard’s 30 acres of clay loam soil are planted exclusively to Cabernet Sauvignon, with 2 rootstocks and a few different clones which each add a unique element to the resulting wine.
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Oakville
Harvest Date
September 30 – October 5, 2016
Aging
French oak barrels (48% new, 52% once-used)
Alcohol %
14.2
Wine Advocate
94

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WARNING: Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/alcohol.