Grape(s): Cabernet Sauvignon
Localization: Yountville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Tasting Notes: From the outset, aromas of stewed blackcurrants, cassis, smoked meat, toffee, and walnuts waft from the glass. On the palate, layered currant and black cherry flavors are accented by elegant clove notes. Full-bodied with fine, sleek tannins and fresh acidity. Succulent and polished with a juicy, flavorful finish.
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.
The Domain: Nickel & Nickel is devoted to 100% varietal, single-vineyard wines, focused on Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Its winemaking excellence is highlighted in its selection of the very best vineyard locations and unique soil compositions required to make superior single-vineyard wines. Each Nickel & Nickel wine is a celebration of place and reveals how vineyards only miles apart, but of the same grape varietal, yield wines of unique character and distinction.