Nickel & Nickel Rock Cairn Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

$99.99

Nickel and Nickel Winery is all about single varietal, single vineyard wines and the 2014 Rock Cairn Vineyard is a beautiful Cabernet from the folks at Far Niente. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Planted in 1984, Rock Cairn Vineyard lies near the southern edge of the Oakville appellation, east of Highway 29 and north of the town of Yountville. The 30-acre vineyard is named for the "cairns," or piles of rocks, that were formed long ago when Indians traversed the hills and would place a rock on the pile as an offering for safe passage. The site is comprised of deep, gravelly loam with a western exposure, and the vines produce very concentrated fruit late in the season. Nickel & Nickel selects grapes from nine acres of the vineyard.

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Ratings on Delectable

Jeff Orlowski

Dark, wood shavings on nose. Full body, dry, balanced. Plum and blueberries on palate. Lovely wine!

Dark, wood shavings on nose. Full body, dry, balanced. Plum and blueberries on palate. Lovely wine!

9.3

eagle_eye

Dark Berry and lilacs

Dark Berry and lilacs

9.1

Nathan Renfro

Blueberry, strawberry, slightly jammy, but nice oak and licorice. Medium body, easy tannins, very smooth and drinkable. Perhaps a bit too sweet as the wine opens up.

Blueberry, strawberry, slightly jammy, but nice oak and licorice. Medium body, easy tannins, very smooth and drinkable. Perhaps a bit too sweet as the wine opens up.

8.9

John W

Deep ruby coloration. On the nose, florals, minerals, strong strawberry, raspberry and cherry. On the palate, very fruit forward, with strawberry dominating, cherry and raspberry as well. Oak, leather, chocolate and more strawberry on a long finish. Moderate and well balanced tannins. Medium body and opened up to a surprisingly rich mouthfeel and great, drinkable wine.

Deep ruby coloration. On the nose, florals, minerals, strong strawberry, raspberry and cherry. On the palate, very fruit forward, with strawberry dominating, cherry and raspberry as well. Oak, leather, chocolate and more strawberry on a long finish. Moderate and well balanced tannins. Medium body and opened up to a surprisingly rich mouthfeel and great, drinkable wine.

9.6

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