2015 Nickel & Nickel
Quicksilver Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon

Rutherford, Napa Valley


At a Glance

A stunning pop of red fruit—the signature of this vineyard—opens this decadent, concentrated vintage. The 2015 Quicksilver has slightly darker fruit flavors than its preceding vintage while still retaining the juicy cherry and plum notes we have to come to love from this western Rutherford site. Elegant floral notes and a mouthwatering natural acidity brightens the palate while rich tannins carry the flavors into a long, persistent 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

September 16 – 17, 2015

Varietal

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Skin Contact

10 – 12 days

Aging

16 months in French oak

  • 53% new
  • 47% once-used

Release Date

August 2018

First Vintage

2012

Harvest
Notes
Sensory
Notes

An early March budbreak and May bloom gave us small crop loads. Throughout the growing season, we made small modifications to adjust shoot positioning and open up the canopy, which allowed just the right amount of dappled light to reach the fruit. We pulled leaves in the center of each around the fruiting zone to further allow ideal sun exposure. Fruit showed beautiful maturity by mid-September, and we harvested two weeks ahead of the previous year’s schedule, with fruit fermented exclusively in closed-top tanks.

A stunning pop of red fruit—the signature of this vineyard—opens this decadent, concentrated vintage. The 2015 Quicksilver has slightly darker fruit flavors than its preceding vintage while still retaining the juicy cherry and plum notes we have to come to love from this western Rutherford site. Elegant floral notes and a mouthwatering natural acidity brightens the palate while rich tannins carry the flavors into a long, persistent finish.