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2018 Nickel and Nickel Kenefick Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

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August 20, 2023 - $82



96Jeb Dunnuck

Lots of crème de cassis, violets, spicy oak, damp earth, exotic spice notes give way to a seamless, medium to full-bodied Cabernet that has everything in the right place, the vintage's purity and freshness, building tannins, and outstanding length....concentrated yet elegant style...

95Vinous / IWC

...dark, brooding intensity... Inky dark fruit, cloves, licorice, lavender and menthol fill out the layers...gorgeous.

95James Suckling

Extremely aromatic with currant, flower and citrus on the nose...full-bodied...chewy tannins that are polished and very pretty. Long finish.

94The Wine Advocate

...nose of tar, new leather and damp soil, but soon gives way to an expressive core of black currant pastilles, blackberry pie and stewed plums plus a hint of Sichuan pepper. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers bags of earth-laced black fruits with grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with a peppery kick.


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.


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.