Nickel & Nickel 2015 John C. Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Nickel & Nickel 2015 John C. Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon | 96 POINTS

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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 1880s. The vineyard’s 30 acres of clay loam soil are planted exclusively to Cabernet Sauvignon, with two rootstocks and a few different clones which each add a unique element to the resulting wine.

The 2015 Nickel & Nickel John C. Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon offers enticing aromas of bright berry and stone fruits, plum, savory herbs, black olives, and toasty oak. Intense flavors of plum, black cherry, tobacco, and sage are balanced by a spicy oak component with supple tannins. This wine is approachable now, but will benefit from decanting and will continue to develop over the next 10 years.

Varietal Composition: 100 percent  Clone 7 Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Oakville AVA, Napa Valley
Aging: Approx. 17 months, French oak, roughly 50/50 new and once-used

96 Points - Vinous Media
"As it often is, the Cabernet Sauvignon John C. Sullenger is one of the most complete wines in this range. Nothing in particular stands out. Expressive aromatics, silky tannins and bright, red-toned fruit are all laced together in a sublime, nuanced Cabernet that hits all the right notes. It's all finesse here." -AG, Mar/2018

94+ Points - Wine Advocate
"The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon John C Sullinger Vineyard Oakville is a deep garnet-purple color with a crème de cassis, blackberry pie and eucalypt nose plus hints of Marmite toast, chargrill and lavender. Medium-bodied and elegant with fine-grained, approachable tannins, the fruit is open and ready for business. Yum!" -LPB, 10/31/17

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