2018 Nickel & Nickel State Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, Yountville

2018 Nickel & Nickel State Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, Yountville

92 points
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SKU: 003-CSR186C

Year after year, the ample fruit and velvet tannins of this Yountville star consistently garners critical acclaim. Powerful, plush and highly prized, discover one of the most statement-making Cabernets in the 2018 lineup.

003-CSR186C
Wine Spectator
92
Production Notes
This is well-built, with cassis, crushed plum and blackberry fruit flavors that stretch out slowly and surely, inlaid with graphite, sweet tobacco and violet accents throughout. Ample tarry grip on the back end will need some cellaring to unwind. Best from 2022 through 2032. —J.M.
Tasting Notes
From the outset, this is one powerful, deeply expressive Cabernet with heady black currant, plum, and cedar aromas leading into a big, juicy entry. Layered currant and black cherry flavors are accented by elegant clove notes. Bold, coating tannins frame the entire wine, and hints of wet slate add dimension to a dark, brooding finish.
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
2018
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Yountville
Harvest Date
October 4-27, 2018
Aging
French oak barrels (50% new, 50% once-used)
Alcohol %
13.9
Wine Spectator
92

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