2014 Nickel & Nickel
Quicksilver Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon

Rutherford, Napa Valley


At a Glance

Strikingly fruit forward, the 2014 Quicksilver Cabernet Sauvignon opens with exuberant aromas of plum, cherry, raspberry and cedar. Juicy, red fruit flavors blend elegantly with subtle notes of red licorice, geranium, black tea and dust. This medley of sweet fruit and spice make this wine appealing, while the elegant and coating texture carries these flavors into a long, supple 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 2 – 6, 2014

Varietal

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Skin Contact

11 – 12 days

Aging

16 months in French oak

  • 55% new
  • 45% once-used

Release Date

September 2017

First Vintage

2012

Harvest
Notes
Sensory
Notes

We are so blessed to be growing grapes in the Napa Valley. This was another beautiful growing season with an ideal spring that led to an early budbreak and bloom. Despite the low rainfall, canopies were healthy and clusters were full. We have been making small modifications in this vineyard to adjust shoot positioning and open up the canopy to allow speckled light to reach the fruit. Leaves were pulled in the center of the vine and around the fruiting zone to allow proper exposure. A moderate summer led to a nice, long ripening period and we waited until early October to harvest the fruit. The grapes were optically sorted in the winery to ensure that only the best went into the fermenter.

Strikingly fruit forward, the 2014 Quicksilver Cabernet Sauvignon opens with exuberant aromas of plum, cherry, raspberry and cedar. Juicy, red fruit flavors blend elegantly with subtle notes of red licorice, geranium, black tea and dust. This medley of sweet fruit and spice make this wine appealing, while the elegant and coating texture carries these flavors into a long, supple finish.