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Nickel & Nickel State Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
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Nickel & Nickel State Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley, Yountville
Brand Nickel & Nickel
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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 will be harvesting many different clones to make the final wine. Nickel & Nickel selects fruit from 11 acres of the vineyard.
Wine Enthusiast
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There's a velvety silkiness to this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon as well as a lushness to the palate that will please aficionados of both Cabernet and Pinot Noir. Refined tannins stand out in subtle ways, as do high-toned cassis and blackberry. Though the wine displays a richness of oak and chocolate, the minerality truly shines here. This will cellar well through 2025.

Virginie Boone, May 1, 2015
Wine Spectator
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Fresh and snappy, with tart, vibrant cherry and wild berry supported by dry, gripping tannins, it comes up hollow and thin midpalate on, more tannin than fruit. Drink now through 2027. 3,260 cases made.

James Laube, 2015