2017 Nickel & Nickel
Decarle Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon

Rutherford, Napa Valley


At a Glance

A harmonious balance of dark red and blue fruit with subtle minerality on the nose creates immediate intrigue with our 2017 DeCarle Cabernet Sauvignon. Elegant Rutherford dust presents itself on the palate alongside juicy berry and black cherry fruits. Tannins are polished and supple upon entry and lead to a graceful finish.


Clay loam soil from DeCarle Vineyard


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Vineyard Notes

Appellation

Rutherford, Napa Valley

Year Planted

1989 and 2003

Varietal

Cabernet Sauvignon

Clone & Rootstock

Cabernet Sauvignon clone 7 on three rootstocks:

  • 5C
  • 3309C
  • 101-14

Acreage

30 acres

Trellising

Vertical shoot positioning (VSP)

Geology

Situated at the toe of an alluvial fan that extends from the western Mayacamas range, the vineyard is comprised of fluvial river deposits and clay loam soil from the Bale soil series, which are developed on alluvial fans and flood plains.

Vineyard
Description

DeCarle Vineyard is planted on the west side of Rutherford, in the dusty soils for which the area is known. This Cabernet Sauvignon offers a silky palate that complements the wine’s juicy berry and black cherry flavors and finishes with a subtle minerality.

Wine Notes

APPELLATION

Rutherford, Napa Valley

HARVEST DATES

October 14 & 15, 2017

VARIETAL

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

SKIN CONTACT

10 days

Aging

16 months in French oak

  • 48% new
  • 52% once-used

Release Date

September 2019

First Vintage

2017

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.

A harmonious balance of dark red and blue fruit with subtle minerality on the nose creates immediate intrigue with our 2017 DeCarle Cabernet Sauvignon. Elegant Rutherford dust presents itself on the palate alongside juicy berry and black cherry fruits. Tannins are polished and supple upon entry and lead to a graceful finish.