Nickel & Nickel State Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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Nickel & Nickel State Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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State Ranch is located northeast of the town of Yountville. The 23-acre vineyard is divided into two parcels by State Lane Road and consists of both older and younger vines. Many excellent wines are produced from this area, in part due to the rocky, loam soil which has excellent drainage throughout the year. The vines, as well as the clusters, are moderate in size and the vineyard gets full sun throughout the day. As the young vines mature, we harvest many different clones to make the final wine. Nickel & Nickel selects fruit from 11 acres of the vineyard.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley, Yountville
Brand Nickel & Nickel
Alcohol/vol 14.9%
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Wine EnthusiastCellar Selection. A 100% varietal wine from the cooler end of the valley, this powerful wine offers tight barrel integration and grippy tannins. Soft, rounded layers of red cherry and cassis add to a lushness of fruit seasoned by savory clove. Enjoy 2025-2035.

Virginie Boone, June 1, 2018
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Wine AdvocateSporting a deep garnet-purple color and nose of cedar, baked blackberries and black cherry preserves with hints of menthol and violets, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon State Ranch is medium-bodied, elegant and fine, with just enough fruit, soft tannins and lovely freshness.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 31, 2017
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Wine Spectator Aromas of mocha, dried herb and cedary oak hold the upper hand on a tight core of chewy dark berry flavors. Firms and turns tannic on the finish, so this is best to cellar. Best from 2020 through 2030. 1,702 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, 2018