2016 NICKEL & NICKEL
SORI BRICCO VINEYARD
CABERNET SAUVIGNON

DIAMOND MOUNTAIN DISTRICT, NAPA VALLEY


At a Glance

Flaunting its hillside origins, the 2016 Sori Bricco Cabernet Sauvignon offers an impressive intensity of aromas and concentration of flavors. Dark fruit fragrances of cherry, currant, and blackberry blend harmoniously with background notes of earth, mineral, and graphite. Upon entry, the wine coats the palate with robust mountain tannins that ultimately dissolve due to the juiciness of the balanced acidity.


Gravelly loam from Sori Bricco Vineyard


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Vineyard Notes

Appellation

Diamond Mountain District,
Napa Valley

Year Planted

1997

Varietal

Cabernet Sauvignon

Clone & Rootstock

Clones 169 and 338
on St. George Rootstock

ACREAGE

6.2 acres

TRELLISING

California Sprawl

GEOLOGY

This hillside wine is planted on well drained loam with a north/northwest aspect.

Vineyard
Description

High in the hills of Diamond Mountain, Sori Bricco spans a wide range of hillsides with different sun exposures resulting in separate harvest dates across the ranch. The soil is composed of a sandy, gravelly loam and the vines tend to be very small as they struggle against the slopes. The climate is very warm in the early spring and these vines are among the first to bud each year. The warm summer months produce nice, juicy flavors, while the cooler nights offer long hang time to gain tannin maturity each season. Nickel & Nickel produces wine from about six acres of this 25-acre vineyard.

Wine Notes

APPELLATION

Diamond Mountain District,
Napa Valley

HARVEST DATES

October 5 – 12, 2016

VARIETAL

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

SKIN CONTACT

18 days

Aging

17 months in French oak

  • 48% new
  • 52% once-used

Release Date

March 2019

First Vintage

2011

Harvest
Notes
Sensory
Notes

The 2016 growing season proceeded as usual for Napa Valley with a nice spring that led to a warm summer. Budbreak was about five days later than last year and this trend continued throughout the season. Slightly cooler weather in May lengthened the bloom window but warm summer days in June and July helped the vines catch up to normal. The crop looked good with clusters that had a nice leaf coverage allowing for speckled light. August brought both cool and hot weather, so we kept a close eye on each block.

Flaunting its hillside origins, the 2016 Sori Bricco Cabernet Sauvignon offers an impressive intensity of aromas and concentration of flavors. Dark fruit fragrances of cherry, currant, and blackberry blend harmoniously with background notes of earth, mineral, and graphite. Upon entry, the wine coats the palate with robust mountain tannins that ultimately dissolve due to the juiciness of the balanced acidity.