2013 Nickel & Nickel
Quicksilver Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon

Rutherford, Napa Valley


At a Glance

The 2013 Quicksilver Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon presents intriguing aromas of plum, cherry, raspberry and sage. These vibrant fruit characters are carried on to the palate with hints of thyme, black tea and signature Rutherford dust. This medley of juicy fruits and herb makes this wine remarkably appealing, while the elegant and coating texture carries these flavors to a luscious finish.


Bale clay loam from Quicksilver Vineyard


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Vineyard Notes

Appellation

Rutherford, Napa Valley

Varietal

Cabernet Sauvignon

Rootstock

St. George

Acreage

25 acres

Trellising

California Sprawl

Geology

This Rutherford vineyard consists of a well-drained Bale clay loam.

Vineyard
Description

The Quicksilver Vineyard lies on the western Rutherford bench, in the acclaimed area on Bella Oaks Lane. The soils are predominantly well drained loams that produce vines of moderate size. These older vines were planted to the California sprawl system, with wider spacing and a divided canopy, giving great exposure to the fruit. Minimal irrigation is needed to obtain maximum fruit potential.

Wine Notes

Appellation

Rutherford, Napa Valley

Harvest Dates

October 14 – 15, 2013

Varietal

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Skin Contact

14 – 15 days

Aging

18 months in French oak

  • 46% new
  • 54% once-used

Release Date

September 2016

First Vintage

2012

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 began about 10 days ahead of last year and the crop load was lighter due to rigorous pruning. We pulled leaves at the center of the vine and around the clusters to allow proper exposure, then waited for the warm, summer temperatures to ripen the fruit. This vineyard is located at the Rutherford and Oakville boundary, and the cooler nights in this area allowed the fruit to hang until mid-October, gaining full maturity.

The 2013 Quicksilver Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon presents intriguing aromas of plum, cherry, raspberry and sage. These vibrant fruit characteristics are carried on to the palate with hints of thyme, black tea and signature Rutherford dust. This medley of juicy fruits and herb makes this wine remarkably appealing, while the elegant and coating texture carries these flavors to a luscious finish.