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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Nickel & Nickel State Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Nickel & Nickel State Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
(search item no. 120612)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $89.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2009 State Ranch shows an intriguing combination of fruit and spice. Cranberry and berry flavors intertwine with earth and cigar, and the toasty component from the oak complements the fruit and adds an intriguing layer. This vintage also has a rich structure, more typical of a hillside Cabernet. This intense expression will allow this wine to age beautifully.
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About Nickel & Nickel:

Nickel & Nickel is devoted exclusively to producing 100% varietal, single-vineyard wines that best express the distinctive personality of each vineyard. Established in 1997 by the partners of Far Niente, the winery is based in Oakville, California, on the 42-acre John C. Sullenger vineyard property. Nickel & Nickel produces single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, but also makes single-vineyard Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah and Zinfandel.