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2017 Nickel & Nickel State Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, Yountville

2017 Nickel & Nickel State Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, Yountville

92 points
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$125.00
 
SKU: 003-CSR176C

Weekend plans: discover one of the most beautifully balanced wines of the vintage. This Cabernet shows rich depth and complexity, not to mention a velvety texture that will only deepen with time.

Wine Advocate
92
Production Notes
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon State Ranch gives up chocolate-covered cherries, wild blueberries and warm cassis scents with touches of violet, star anise, mossy bark and crushed rocks. Medium to full-bodied, the palate offers a good amount of juicy fruit with soft, well played tannins and an earthy finish. - Lisa Perotti-Brown
Tasting Notes
This wine intrigues the nose and palate from the start, with dark red and blue fruit aromas followed by a medley of mixed berry flavors and subtle mineral notes. The texture is incredibly plush and velvety, showing ample balance, depth and complexity from beginning to end.
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
2017
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Yountville
Harvest Date
October 3, 2017
Aging
French oak barrels (48% new, 52% once-used)
Alcohol %
13.9
Wine Advocate
92

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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.