2013 Nickel & Nickel
Martin Stelling Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon

Oakville, Napa Valley


At a Glance

The 2013 Martin Stelling Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is a stunning wine. Once poured, ripe fruit aromas command the room. True to this Oakville site, this wine has flavors of blackberry, cassis, oak spice and vanilla. Rich and seductive, warmth is expressed from start to finish with juicy fruit flavors and polished tannins. This wine is limited and our only regret is that we won’t have enough for everybody to enjoy.


Bale soil series from Martin Stelling Vineyard


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Vineyard Notes

Appellation

Oakville, Napa Valley

Year Planted

1993

Varietal

Cabernet Sauvignon

Acreage

2 acres

CLONE & ROOTSTOCK

Cabernet Sauvignon See clone on 5C rootstock

TRELLISING

Vertical shoot positioning (VSP)

GEOLOGY

The Martin Stelling Vineyard is situated on its own alluvial fan. The combination of proper drainage with the vineyard’s finely grained soils contributes to the vineyard’s incredible consistency. The soil is comprised of clay loam soil from the Bale soil series, which are developed on alluvial fans and flood plains.

Vineyard
Description

The Martin Stelling Vineyard is located at the base of the western hills in Oakville and is the primary vineyard for Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon. Nickel & Nickel is fortunate to farm two acres of this vineyard. The soils are composed of deep volcanic loam with underlying clay and gravel.

Wine Notes

Appellation

Oakville, Napa Valley

Harvest Dates

October 11, 2013

Varietal

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Skin Contact

12 days

Aging

18 months in French oak

  • 50% new
  • 50% once-used

Release Date

September 2016

First Vintage

1997

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 began about 10 days ahead of last year with a normal crop load. This vineyard is not overly vigorous, so minor leaf pulling around the clusters was all that was required for adequate exposure. This vineyard experiences warm summer temperatures, which encourages ripe, jammy flavors, while cool nights allow longer hang time for tannin development. We night harvested this vineyard in mid-October and filled only one tank due to the lower tonnage. Quantities are limited.

The 2013 Martin Stelling Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is a stunning wine. Once poured, ripe fruit aromas command the room. True to this Oakville site, this wine has flavors of blackberry, cassis, oak spice and vanilla. Rich and seductive, warmth is expressed from start to finish with juicy fruit flavors and polished tannins. This wine is limited and our only regret is that we won’t have enough for everybody to enjoy.