Nickel and Nickel Winery is all about single varietal, single vineyard wines and the 2015 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.
Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator
Fruits are bright and somewhat jammy. Blackberries, blueberries, dark cherries, hints of strawberries, lean body, mid dry tannins, dry earth and decayed florals.
Fruits are bright and somewhat jammy. Blackberries, blueberries, dark cherries, hints of strawberries, lean body, mid dry tannins, dry earth and decayed florals.9.1