2014 Nickel & Nickel
C.C. Ranch
Cabernet Sauvignon

Rutherford, Napa Valley


At a Glance

The 2014 C.C. Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon is bursting with opulent flavors of red raspberry and ripe cherry, baking spice and dust. Hints of floral and pencil lead add dimension to the wine’s profile while refined tannins liven the palate. Vibrant acidity supports the fruit, making it enjoyable while young. Careful aging will allow hidden flavors to evolve over time.


Bale, Cole and Yolo soil series from C.C. Ranch


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Vineyard Notes

APPELLATION

Rutherford, Napa Valley

YEARS PLANTED

2000, 2001, 2002 and 2005

VARIETAL

Cabernet Sauvignon

CLONE & ROOTSTOCK

Cabernet Sauvignon clones 4, 7, 8, 15, 337 and 685 on two rootstocks:

  • 101-14
  • 3309C

ACREAGE

15 acres

TRELLISING

Vertical shoot positioning (VSP)

GEOLOGY

C.C. Ranch is planted on a fine, well-drained, gravelly loam soil made up of a combination of the Bale, Cole and Yolo soil series. The soil in Nickel & Nickel’s blocks is slightly sloped toward the west, and is a bit rocky, adding to the site’s drainage.

Vineyard
Description

C.C. Ranch is planted in Rutherford, along the slope of a knoll west of the Silverado Trail. The vineyard grows classic Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon on well-drained, gravelly loam soil and receives a variety of exposures, depending on the block and location. The vines are well balanced and the canopy is opened up to give good light exposure. Nickel & Nickel produces wine from 15 select acres of this 115-acre vineyard.

Wine Notes

APPELLATION

Rutherford, Napa Valley

HARVEST DATES

September 12 – 27, 2014

VARIETAL

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

SKIN CONTACT

9 – 12 days

Aging

16 months in French oak

  • 57% new
  • 43% once-used

Release Date

September 2017

First Vintage

2005

Harvest
Notes
Sensory
Notes

We are so blessed to be growing grapes in the Napa Valley. This was another beautiful growing season with a nice spring that led to an early budbreak and bloom. Despite the low rainfall, canopies were healthy and clusters were full. Cross-arm trellising helped spread the canopy and provided protection for the fruit, allowing speckled light to reach the clusters. The five clones in this vineyard ripened at different rates. Our west-facing hillside blocks were harvested first in mid-September, while our other blocks ripened over the next two weeks. The various clones in this vineyard offer different flavors that ultimately come together to make this wine’s unique expression.

The 2014 C.C. Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon is bursting with opulent flavors of red raspberry and ripe cherry, baking spice and dust. Hints of floral and pencil lead add dimension to the wine’s profile while refined tannins liven the palate. Vibrant acidity supports the fruit, making it enjoyable while young. Careful aging will allow hidden flavors to evolve over time.