2013 Nickel & Nickel
Copper Streak Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon

Stags Leap District, Napa Valley


At a Glance

This 2013 Copper Streak Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon captures beautiful fruit intensity on a luxurious texture. Black cherry aromas entice the senses to taste a rich palate of blackberry, black cherry, chocolate, herbs and earth. The texture is smooth and plush, with beautiful depth of flavor. This wine can be enjoyed now or cellared for over a decade.


Perkins soil series from Copper Streak Vineyard


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Vineyard Notes

APPELLATION

Stags Leap District, Napa Valley

YEARS PLANTED

1933 and 1995

VARIETAL

Cabernet Sauvignon

CLONE & ROOTSTOCK

Cabernet Sauvignon clones 4, 15 and 7 on three rootstocks:

  • 110R
  • 3309
  • 1103P

ACREAGE

7 acres

TRELLISING

Vertical shoot positioning (VSP)

GEOLOGY

The soils of Copper Streak are composed of gravelly loam from the Perkins soil series.

Vineyard
Description

Copper Streak Vineyard is located in a protected hollow at the base of the palisades in Stags Leap District. The soils are composed of Perkins gravelly loam mixed with red, copper-like streaks, which is how the vineyard got its name. The vines receive a western exposure and are of moderate size, yielding loose clusters with small berries. The climate in Stags Leap is very warm, however, midafternoon breezes sweep in to cool things down, allowing for excellent ripening. Nickel & Nickel Copper Streak Cabernet is produced from seven of the vineyard’s 30 acres.

Wine Notes

APPELLATION

Stags Leap District, Napa Valley

HARVEST DATE

October 2, 2013

VARIETAL

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

SKIN CONTACT

11 days

Aging

18 months in French oak

  • 53% new
  • 47% once-used

Release Date

September 2016

First Vintage

2005

Harvest
Notes
Sensory
Notes

Similar to 2012, warm days and cool, foggy nights prevailed, offering the perfect conditions for fruit and tannin maturity. The season in general was about 10 days ahead of last year and favorable weather conditions helped yield a much larger crop load. The fruit received excellent exposure, and the warm summer temperatures encouraged wonderful fruit flavors. Hang time extended into early October and we harvested to capture ideal flavors.

This 2013 Copper Streak Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon captures beautiful fruit intensity on a luxurious texture. Black cherry aromas entice the senses to taste a rich palate of blackberry, black cherry, chocolate, herbs and earth. The texture is smooth and plush, with beautiful depth of flavor. This wine can be enjoyed now or cellared for over a decade.