2018 Nickel & Nickel Quarry Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford

2018 Nickel & Nickel Quarry Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford

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SKU: 003-CQY186B

Voluminous, textured, and made to be savored. Discover the lush dark fruit, plum, cocoa and forest floor flavors of this Rutherford standout.

003-CQY186B
Wine Spectator
90
Production Notes
Delivers a lovely beam of cassis and cherry purée flavors laced with subtle juniper, sassafras and earth notes. Nicely focused, cedar-tinged finish has a streamlined feel. Drink now through 2027. —J.M.
Tasting Notes
From the spicy dried sage, raspberry and cedar perfume to the voluminous layers of mixed red fruit flavors underscored by hints of cocoa and forest floor, this Rutherford Cabernet stands out for its aromatics and texture. Elegant, with lifted acidity and integrated tannins, the flavors flow seamlessly across the palate into a finish that is long and distinguished.
Vineyard Notes
The 25-acre Quarry Vineyard climbs the slopes above the Silverado Trail on the east side of Rutherford. The name comes from the old quarry that was the source of a white rock used in the ghost winery that still stands beside the vineyard. Three distinct hillside blocks, each experiencing its own unique soil and exposure, are harvested from this vineyard. The white, rocky loam soils are well drained, and the vines are of moderate vigor. Cluster and berry size varies from block to block, but all are small to moderate. This vineyard has full exposure to the afternoon sun.
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Rutherford
Harvest Date
October 20 & 26, 2018
Aging
French oak barrels (48% new, 52% once-used)
Alcohol %
14.4
Wine Spectator
90

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