2017 Nickel & Nickel Martin Stelling Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville

2017 Nickel & Nickel Martin Stelling Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville

93 points
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SKU: 003-CST176C

Dark blackberry and cassis, the underlying notes of chocolate and spice! This wine is the definition of compelling, with a richness and palate depth that make this a truly noteworthy Oakville Cabernet.


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Production Notes
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Martin Stelling Vineyard offers expressive creme de cassis, black cherry compote and plum preserves with hints of menthol, underbrush, cedar chest and garrigue plus wafts of bay leaves. The palate is medium to full-bodied, firm with muscular black fruits and savory sparks framed by chewy tannins, finishing with a mineral tinge. - Lisa Perotti-Brown
Tasting Notes
The 2017 Martin Stelling Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon exudes opulence, possessing aromas of dark blackberry and cassis that are also mirrored on the palate with underlying notes of chocolate and spice. Well-structured and compelling, this wine has a richness and volume on the palate that extends from start to finish.
Vineyard Notes
The Martin Stelling Vineyard is located at the base of the western hills in Oakville and is the primary vineyard for Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon. Nickel & Nickel is fortunate to farm two acres of this vineyard. The soils are composed of deep volcanic loam with underlying clay and gravel.
Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvest Date
October 5, 2017
French oak barrels (48% new, 52% once-used)
Alcohol %
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