2018 Nickel & Nickel John C. Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville

2018 Nickel & Nickel John C. Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville

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SKU: 003-CJS186B

Discover the distinction of our home vineyard. Rooted in the heart of Napa Valley, this Oakville Cabernet's allure lies in its expressive plum and red fruit flavors, supple tannin core, toasted oak accents and seductive finish. 

003-CJS186B
Wine Spectator
93
Production Notes
Juicy, with plum and blackberry notes that meld nicely with hints of sassafras and bay. Lightly brambly along the edges, with a nice tug of earth through the middle, leaving a loamy echo amidst the fruit and savory notes on the finish. Best from 2021 through 2031. —J.M.
Tasting Notes
Beautiful red plum and raspberry aromas underscored by subtle spice and earth open onto layers of juicy red fruit flavors. Classic Oakville tannins support the full, round palate, while soft toasted oak and spice lift the long, seductive finish.
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
2018
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Oakville
Harvest Date
October 18, 23 & 25, 2018
Aging
French oak barrels (50% new, 50% once-used)
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Spectator
93

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