Nickel & Nickel Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
The home vineyard of Nickel & Nickel, Sullenger Vineyard is situated behind the winery in the heart of Oakville and is named for John C. Sullenger, who settled the farmstead in the 1880's. The vineyard's 30 acres of clay loam soil are planted exclusively to Cabernet Sauvignon.
The 2007 Sullenger has the blackberry and black cherry flavors that seem to express themselves so often in Oakville, but it is the velvety texture and chewiness of this wine on the palate that emphasizes its alluring qualities. The consistency of the flavors, as promised by the aromas, carries through to a finish that is in fact, mouth watering.
The Wine Advocate - "From a valley floor vineyard, the opaque purple-hued 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon John C. Sullenger Vineyard offers up restrained aromas of subtle smoke, graphite and black fruits. More narrowly constructed and tannic, it is among the most backward wines in this portfolio, possessing a Bordeaux-like structure and flavor profile. It requires 4-5 years of cellaring and should keep for 20-25 years.
91+ points. "
Wine & Spirits - "From the vineyard surrounding the Nickel and Nickel winery in Oakville, this grows on the valley floor just north of the Oakville Crossroad and east of 29. It's a floral cabernet with scents of roses and hints of green. The cherry flavors fill out a fleshy texture, while tart sanguine tannins provide a touch of bitterness to balance the fruit. this needs several years in the cellar to meld."
Nickel & Nickel Winery
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. View all Nickel & Nickel Wines
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Notable FactsWithin the Napa Valley lie smaller sub-AVAs that lend even more character specifics to the wines. Furthest south is Carneros, followed by Yountville, Oakville & Rutherford. Above those two is St.-Helena and finally, just grated an AVA, Calistoga. These areas are situated on the valley floor and are known for creating rich, smooth Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. There are a few mountain regions as well, nestled on the slopes overlooking the valley AVAs. Those include Howell Mountain, Stags Leap and Mount Veeder. Wines from the mountain regions are often more structured and firm, benefiting from more time in the bottle to evolve and soften.
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2 ratings, 2 with reviewsRed w/Attitude - Miami, FL41/24/2011
Deep Ruby Color; Raspberry on the Nose; Medium to Full Bodied; Pronounced fruit on the palate; Mouth-coating tannins; Nice long Finish. Will definitely get better with age, but thoroughly enjoyable now as well. This was a birthday gift from my honey....Had it with New York Strip Steaks and some Goat Gouda....YUMMY!!35/23/2011It is a good wine but not a good value for your money in my opinion. Most likely too early to be drinking this wine. Needs time in the cellar.Related ProductsExotic aromas of earth, herb and tar continue to evolve in the glass. On the palate, this wine opens with ...The 2011 Tench Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon shows the most prominent fruit out of all our Cabernets from this vintage. It ...The 2011 John C. Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet offers complex aromas and flavors of plum and black cherry fruits, tobacco, earth, ...
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