Nickel & Nickel Stelling Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Front Label
Nickel & Nickel Stelling Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Front Label

Nickel & Nickel Stelling Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

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750ML / 15% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

Aromas of ripe, jammy fruits and an alluring sweetness. Flavors of blackberry and cassis jump from the glass, enhanced by vanilla, toast and spicy oak. This wine has great complexity and depth with a smooth, captivating texture that leaves one longing for more. The softer tannins from this vintage wrap up the flavors into a perfect package so that one can easily enjoy them now, or wait for the interesting developments of aging.

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A big, powerful wine that needs aging. Lush, ripe fruit, bigtime oak, firm tannins and vital acidity each rule their respective kingdoms. But they'll come together in time. Massive in black currant, cherry and chocolate flavors, with strong new oaky vanilla and toast influences, the wine needs years to soften. Give it until at least 2010, and it should develop through 2015 in a proper cellar. Cellar Selection
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Nickel & Nickel, California
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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.

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Home to some of the most sought-after Cabernet Sauvignon in America, Napa Valley’s Oakville district stretches across the center of Napa's valley floor and foothills between the Vaca and Mayacamas Mountains. This AVA is home to the legendary To Kalon Vineyard and Martha's Vineyard, as well as many powerhouse wineries including Screaming Eagle, Silver Oak, Robert Mondavi, Opus One, Far Niente and Groth.

The climate is generally warm and agreeable, resulting in year after year of favorable vintages. Summer days see a gentle tug of war between warmer inland air and the cool air coming in from the San Pablo Bay, creating an ideal environment to grow red varieties. Oakville's diverse soils, namely ancient sea bedrock, clay and gravel, are well-drained, and perfect for high-caliber viticulture.

Cabernet here is often bottled varietally but is also popular in Bordeaux Blends. Oakville wines are known for their silky, sensual textures, structured tannins, dark and brooding fruit and lovely aromatics. These age-worthy and prestigious wines are favored by collectors throughout the world.

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A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration, Cabernet Sauvignon enjoys success all over the globe, its best examples showing potential to age beautifully for decades. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in Bordeaux's Medoc where it is often blended with Merlot and smaller amounts of some combination of Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. In the Napa Valley, ‘Cab’ is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious, age-worthy and sought-after “cult” wines. Somm Secret—DNA profiling in 1997 revealed that Cabernet Sauvignon was born from a spontaneous crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc in 17th century southwest France.

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