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Nickel and Nickel Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Nickel and Nickel Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Details

Description: The 2001 John C. Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the best from this vineyard. The wine is rich with ripe fruit flavors of blackberry and sweet cherry, layers of sweet herb, and an Oakville dustiness filling the middle palate. Notes of coffee and spice, coupled with sweet, toasty oak, carry into the long supple tannins that create this wine’s beautiful, lingering finish.

Varietal Definition
Cabernet Sauvignon:
Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely planted and significant among the five dominant varieties in France’s Bordeaux region, as well as the most successful red wine produced in California. Though it was thought to be an ancient variety, recent genetic studies at U.C. Davis have determined that Cabernet Sauvignon is actually the hybrid offspring of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon berries are small with black, thick and very tough skin. This toughness makes the grapes fairly resistant to disease and spoilage and able to withstand some autumn rains with little or no damage. It is a mid to late season ripener. These growth characteristics, along with its flavor appeal have made Cabernet Sauvignon one of the most popular red wine varieties worldwide.


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