Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon "CC Ranch" 2017 (Rutherford, Napa Valley, California) - [WA 92]

Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon "CC Ranch" 2017
(Rutherford, Napa Valley, California) - [WA 92]

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Notes from the Winemaker:
Hints of Rutherford dust, rich raspberry-cherry notes and a touch of baking spice on the palate make this a Cabernet with beautiful presence and subtle opulence.

Tasting Notes:
Notes of bright cherry, raspberry and dried herbs waft from the glass with this classic Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon. The entry is bright and elegant, with seductive flavors of red fruit, tobacco leaf and baking spices coating the tongue. A delicate minerality on the palate creates a finish that lingers well after the last sip.

Vineyard Notes:
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.

Wine Specs:
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Rutherford
Harvest Date: September 11, 12 & 15, 2017
Aging: French oak barrels (48% new, 52% once-used)
Alcohol %: 14.9

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon C.C. Ranch opens with fragrant cassis, black forest cake, kirsch and stewed plums plus wafts of pencil shavings, black olives and iron ore. The palate is medium to full-bodied and firm with nice harmony, softly spoken flavors and a chewy, quietly intense finish." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (31st Oct 2019)