2016 Nickel & Nickel State Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon Yountville

$124.95
WA95+JS94

It’s the rocky Bale loam in this vineyard that drains so well and makes for such concentrated Cabernet here. That’s why The Wine Advocate swooned for its “violets, chocolate box, menthol, cassis, black raspberries, tea and new leather on the nose. Full, firm and grainy, the palate is packed with black fruit layers, finishing long and perfumed.” This is so fresh, vibrant, and balanced, it will age for decades!

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Darice Spinelli
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
17 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 51% new
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Yountville
Vineyard:
State Ranch
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
14.5%
SKU #:
1WNNI16CS3STATERANCH
WA95+

Wine Advocate

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon State Ranch is deep garnet-purple colored with violets, chocolate box, menthol, cassis, black raspberries, tea and new leather on the nose. Full, firm and grainy, the palate is packed with black fruit layers, finishing long and perfumed.

JS94

James Suckling

This bottling has an earthy edge with black-truffle, blackberry and cassis aromas leading to a very suave, plush and quite powerful palate that delivers a long, flavorful finish. Pure cabernet sauvignon. Drink or hold.