My Rating 88 Points.
Celebrating my wife’s birthday, with this 17 year old, Napa Cabernet.
Dark Ruby in color with medium intensity, and a light red rim/ brick.
Big Napa nose, but very gentle and elegant, with vanilla, oak, spices, licorice, blackberries, blueberries, black currants, cloves, green pepper, asparagus, white pepper and spices.
Medium-bodied, smooth and elegant,with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with cherries, blueberries, plums, black currants, licorice, vanilla, oak, leather, diet cola, green pepper, spices and peppercorn.
Medium Plus on the finish with tart cherries and very fine, smooth tannins.
This is a very elegant, smooth and graceful, Single Vineyard, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Very enjoyable by itself. This is my first Nickel & Nickel and I need to compare it with a more recent one, but it looks like this is on its way down.
Nicely balanced right now. Too much Cola for my taste, though. I also wanted more robust tannins, but time does its work…
14.3% alcohol by volume.