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2017 Nickel and Nickel Kenefick Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8240140 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $85
Item Sold Amount Date
I8259961 2 $85 Jun 5, 2022
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RATINGS

95Vinous / IWC

...shows all of the ripe, exotic qualities that are typical of this site... Rose petal, sweet red cherry, raspberry jam, white chocolate and mint are all nicely lifted in this bright, super-expressive Cabernet Sauvignon...

92James Suckling

...currants, dark berries and fresh-rosemary undertones. Medium to full body, round and ripe tannins and a bright, linear finish.

92Jeb Dunnuck

...has admirable richness and depth as well as complex red and blue fruits, violets, and floral notes. With ripe tannins, a great mid-palate, and ample length on the finish...

PRODUCER

Nickel and Nickel

Nickel & Nickel, in Oakville, was founded in 1997 by the partners who also own the Far Niente and Dolce wineries. The founding principle behind Nickel & Nickel is to make only 100% varietal, single-vineyard wines. As a result the winery creates single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons from six sub appellations including Oakville, St. Helena, Howell Mountain, Rutherford, Stags Leap and Yountville. The producer also makes single-vineyard Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah and Zinfandel from vineyards in Napa Valley and Sonoma. Winemaker Darice Spinelli joined the winery in 1998. Nickel & Nickel’s headquarters is located on a 19th century farmstead where the original 1884 farmhouse serves as the company’s offices.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Calistoga

Calistoga AVA is one of Napa Valley’s newer appellations, having been given appellation status in 2010. It is notable for its volcanic soil, which is unusual in the Napa Valley. Calistoga also experiences the greatest average 24-hour temperature swing of any Napa Valley AVAs, which Calistoga grape growers insist give the grapes time to “cool down” at night, making for better balanced wines. The 1,500 Calistoga vineyard acres are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Syrah and Petite Sirah, along with smaller amounts of other varietals. Calistoga is at the northern end of Napa Valley, northwest of the Diamond District and St. Helena AVAs. Longtime winemaker Bo Barrett of Chateau Montelena, which is located in the Calistoga AVA, proposed the creation of the appellation.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.