2017 Nickel & Nickel
Air Show Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon

Oakville, Napa Valley


At a Glance

Abundant flavors of black cherry, blueberry and blackberry fruits jump from the glass. More pronounced than last year’s debut vintage, and possesses the elegant, palate-filling structure we are already coming to expect from this remarkable Oakville vineyard.


Aiken soil series sample from Air Show


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Vineyard Notes

Appellation

Oakville, Napa Valley

Varietal

Cabernet Sauvignon

Clone & Rootstock

Clone 7 on 119R rootstock and clones 169, 191 and 337 on 101-14 rootstock

ACREAGE

18 acres

TRELLISING

Vertical shoot positioning (VSP)

GEOLOGY

Beatty Ranch is comprised of rocky, red soils from the Aiken series and has a northern and southern exposure.

Vineyard
Description

Named for the aerial artistry of the valley’s blackbirds, Air Show Vineyard is planted in gravelly, well-drained soils in the heart of Oakville along the crossroad. This Cabernet offers depth and layering typical of the region, with supple tannins that are a signature of the vineyard site.

Wine Notes

APPELLATION

Oakville, Napa Valley

HARVEST DATES

October 17, 2017

VARIETAL

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

SKIN CONTACT

14 days

Aging

16 months in French oak

  • 48% new
  • 52% once-used

Release Date

November 2019

First Vintage

2016

Harvest
Notes
Sensory
Notes

The year began with a cold and much-needed wet winter, followed by a mild spring. April showers following budbreak resulted in hearty vine growth that only accelerated with the summer sun. The vineyards enjoyed a brief cooling period in August before a final heat spike over Labor Day weekend. The cool weather that immediately followed gave our fruit additional hang-time on the vine continuing phenolic development.

Abundant flavors of black cherry, blueberry and blackberry fruits jump from the glass. More pronounced than last year’s debut vintage, and possesses the elegant, palate-filling structure we are already coming to expect from this remarkable Oakville vineyard.