2017 Nickel & Nickel
Martin Stelling Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon

Oakville, Napa Valley


At a Glance

The 2017 Martin Stelling Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon exudes opulence, possessing aromas of dark blackberry and cassis that are also mirrored on the palate with underlying notes of chocolate and spice. Well-structured and compelling, there is a richness and volume on the palate that extends from start to finish.


Bale soil series from Martin Stelling Vineyard


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Vineyard Notes

Appellation

Oakville, Napa Valley

Year Planted

1993

Varietal

Cabernet Sauvignon

Acreage

2 acres

CLONE & ROOTSTOCK

Cabernet Sauvignon See clone on 5C rootstock

TRELLISING

Vertical shoot positioning (VSP)

GEOLOGY

The Martin Stelling Vineyard is situated on its own alluvial fan. The combination of proper drainage with the vineyard’s finely grained soils contributes to the vineyard’s incredible consistency. The soil is comprised of clay loam soil from the Bale soil series, which are developed on alluvial fans and flood plains.

Vineyard
Description

The Martin Stelling Vineyard is located at the base of the western hills in Oakville and is the primary vineyard for Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon. Nickel & Nickel is fortunate to farm two acres of this vineyard. The soils are composed of deep volcanic loam with underlying clay and gravel.

Wine Notes

Appellation

Oakville, Napa Valley

Harvest Dates

October 5, 2017

Varietal

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Skin Contact

15 days

Aging

16 months in French oak

  • 48% new
  • 52% once-used

Release Date

September 2019

First Vintage

1997

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.

The 2017 Martin Stelling Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon exudes opulence, possessing aromas of dark blackberry and cassis that are also mirrored on the palate with underlying notes of chocolate and spice. Well-structured and compelling, there is a richness and volume on the palate that extends from start to finish.