2018 Nickel & Nickel State Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, Yountville

2018 Nickel & Nickel State Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, Yountville

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SKU: 003-CSR186B

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-CSR186B
Wine Advocate
95
Production Notes
Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon State Ranch was aged for 18 months in French oak, 50% new. Deep garnet-purple in color, the nose is redolent of chocolate-covered cherries, blackberry preserves and black currant jelly with touches of wild sage, cast iron pan and cardamom with a waft of cumin seed. Full-bodied, the palate bursts with crunchy black fruit and loads of spicy accents, supported by firm grainy tannins and tons of freshness, finishing long and lively. —Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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 Advocate
95

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