2013 Nickel & Nickel
State Ranch
Cabernet Sauvignon

Yountville, Napa Valley


At a Glance

The 2013 vintage was truly unique, producing wines that are exceedingly dark in color, rich in flavor and generously coating. The 2013 State Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon has a beautiful bouquet of dark fruits, violet, stone and toast. Generous plum and blueberry fruits, spice, mineral and espresso combine with a texture of mouthfilling complexity. This wine possesses power and depth, with rich tannins that carry the fruit into a lengthy finish; this wine never seems to end.


Bale clay loam from State Ranch


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Vineyard Notes

APPELLATION

Yountville, Napa Valley

YEAR PLANTED

1990 and 2005

VARIETAL

Cabernet Sauvignon

CLONE & ROOTSTOCK

Cabernet Sauvignon clone 7 and 4 on 101-14 rootstock

Acreage

14.5 acres

Trellising

Vertical shoot positioning (VSP)

Geology

State Ranch is planted on well-drained Bale clay loam.

Vineyard
Description

State Ranch is located northeast of the town of Yountville. The 23-acre vineyard is divided into two parcels by State Lane Road and consists of both older and younger vines. Many excellent wines are produced from this area, in part due to the rocky, loam soil which has excellent drainage throughout the year. The vines, as well as the clusters, are moderate in size and the vineyard gets full sun throughout the day. Nickel & Nickel selects fruit from 14.5 acres of the vineyard.

Wine Notes

APPELLATION

Yountville, Napa Valley

HARVEST DATES

October 9 – 12, 2012

VARIETAL

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

SKIN CONTACT

10 – 12 days

Aging

18 months in French oak

  • 50% new
  • 50% once-used

Release Date

September 2016

First Vintage

2006

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 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. Because Yountville is cooler than our northern appellations, this fruit was allowed to hang on the vine until mid-October for full, ripe expressions of flavor and tannin.

The 2013 vintage was truly unique, producing wines that are exceedingly dark in color, rich in flavor and generously coating. The 2013 State Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon has a beautiful bouquet of dark fruits, violet, stone and toast. Generous plum and blueberry fruits, spice, mineral and espresso combine with a texture of mouthfilling complexity. This wine possesses power and depth, with rich tannins that carry the fruit into a lengthy finish; this wine never seems to end.