Nickel & Nickel C.C. Ranch Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

$99.99

95+ Points Parker                                                  Nickel and Nickel Winery is all about single varietal, single vineyard wines and the 2018 C. C. Ranch is a beautiful Cabernet from Rutherford 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. 96 Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The Cabernet Sauvignon C.C. Ranch is a classic Rutherford Cabernet with knock-out aromatics, deep fruit and fabulous balance. Cedar, tobacco, menthol, red cherry, chocolate and espresso are all finely knit in a wine that balances elegance with power to grand effect. Even with all of its intensity, the 2017 remains vibrant, fresh and full of energy." 94 Points Wine Enthusiast: "This is a savory, textured wine from a ranch off the Silverado Trail in the heart of the appellation. It sings in cedar, dried herb and sage, with an inviting, earthy nose. The grippy palate develops to show smooth integration of tannin and oak, with a lasting note of tobacco leaf on the finish." C.C. Ranch is planted in Rutherford, along the slope of a knoll west of the Silverado Trail. The vineyard grows classic Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon on well-drained, gravelly loam soil and receives a variety of exposures, depending on the block and location. The vines are well balanced and the canopy is opened up to give good light exposure. Nickel & Nickel produces wine from 15 select acres of this 115-acre vineyard.                   

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Ratings on Delectable

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

On the nose, violets, blue fruits, lavender, dark chocolate, rich dark earth, used coffee grounds, dark currants, vanilla, caramel with fresh dark florals. Palate of; M+ dark meaty tannins, cinnamon, clove, dark rich soils, volcanic minerals, blackberries, olallieberries, mulberries, blueberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, raspberries, violets, dry dark florals, crushed rocks, leather & underbrush. The fruits are; fresh, ripe & juicy. Acidity is very good with a long beautiful finish. The structure, tension, balance & length are well crafted. Barrel tasted the 2016 vintage at the Nickel & Nickel Entrecôte. Photos of the lunch, decorated stainless steel tanks and the archway that leads to their garden area.

On the nose, violets, blue fruits, lavender, dark chocolate, rich dark earth, used coffee grounds, dark currants, vanilla, caramel with fresh dark florals. Palate of; M+ dark meaty tannins, cinnamon, clove, dark rich soils, volcanic minerals, blackberries, olallieberries, mulberries, blueberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, raspberries, violets, dry dark florals, crushed rocks, leather & underbrush. The fruits are; fresh, ripe & juicy. Acidity is very good with a long beautiful finish. The structure, tension, balance & length are well crafted. Barrel tasted the 2016 vintage at the Nickel & Nickel Entrecôte. Photos of the lunch, decorated stainless steel tanks and the archway that leads to their garden area.

9.3

Chris Koupal

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas!!

9.4

Brenda Reyes

Clover club $225 medium body heavy tannins tobacco leather 2016 CC RANCH

Clover club $225 medium body heavy tannins tobacco leather 2016 CC RANCH

9.1

Vin Sasso

Expected a smoother more full bodied taste.

Expected a smoother more full bodied taste.

8.9

Becca Johnson

I like wine for breakfast, too. #noshame

I like wine for breakfast, too. #noshame

8.9

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