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2016 Nickel & Nickel State Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, Yountville

2016 Nickel & Nickel State Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, Yountville

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SKU: 003-CSR166
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Production Notes
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon State Ranch is deep garnet-purple colored with violets, chocolate box, menthol, cassis, black raspberries, tea and new leather on the nose. Full, firm and grainy, the palate is packed with black fruit layers, finishing long and perfumed. -Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Tasting Notes
Richly perfumed with notes of warm summer plum, black cherry and hints of wet slate, the 2016 State Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon is lush and expressive on the nose and the palate. Layered fruit flavors accented by notes of cedar and clove add depth to the palate while supple tannins provide support and length. The result is a wine of incredible elegance and complexity.
Vineyard Notes
State Ranch is located northeast of the town of Yountville. The 23-acre vineyard is divided into two parcels by State Lane Road and consists of both older and younger vines. Many excellent wines are produced from this area, in part due to the rocky, loam soil which has excellent drainage throughout the year. The vines, as well as the clusters, are moderate in size and the vineyard gets full sun throughout the day. As the young vines mature, we will be harvesting many different clones to make the final wine. Nickel & Nickel selects fruit from 11 acres of the vineyard.
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Yountville
Harvest Date
September 29 - October 9, 2016
Aging
French oak barrels (48% new, 52% once-used)
Alcohol %
14.8
Wine Advocate
95

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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.