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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
Nickel & Nickel Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
Nickel & Nickel Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
(search item no. 38820)

PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $72.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Harmonious and plush, the 1997 Sullenger Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautiful expression of this vineyard, opening with delicately perfumed aromas and evolving into dusty, earthy tones. The entry is warm and smooth, with forward fruit flavors of plum and cherry filling the palate. Layers of coffee and light herb intermixed with sweet, toasty oak add great breadth, while elegant tannins complete the package.
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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.