Nickel & Nickel Quicksilver Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
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Since 1997, Nickel & Nickel has focused on producing single-vineyard, single varietal Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from the appellation’s most significant AVAs. Owned by Far Niente, it is located in Oakville, Napa Valley. The process of selecting a site to produce a single-vineyard wine is of paramount importance. Every aspect of a vineyard must meet the Nickel & Nickel standards, including the soil, rootstock, clonal selection, exposure and farming practices. The viticulture team farms with precision, based on what is required for each site to achieve the purest expression of its place. The process reveals how vineyards that are in some cases less than a mile apart and growing the same varietal, may produce wines of remarkably different character.
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.
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Rutherford|
|Brand||Nickel & Nickel|
James SucklingThis Rutherford cabernet sauvignon has an array of ripe dark-plum aromas, laced with baking spices and subtle, meaty complexity. The palate carves a very succulent, lithe and flavorsome impression with abundant, ripe dark-plum flavor. Drink or hold.
Wine AdvocateMade of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Quicksilver Vineyard opens with cassis, black cherries, kirsch and bay leaves with lavender and baking spices nuances. The palate is medium to full-bodied, elegant, fresh and vibrant with loads of spring in its step, finishing long.
Wine SpectatorFeatures a brambly edge to the mix of winey red and black currant fruit, with touches of licorice snap, sweet tobacco, sassafras and savory throughout. Good energy ripples through the finish. Best from 2020 through 2030. 3,336 cases made.