2017 Nickel & Nickel
Quicksilver Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon

Rutherford, Napa Valley


At a Glance

With its graceful aromatics accented by notes of fresh raspberry, Bing cherry and the slightest hint of Herbs de Provence, the 2017 Quicksilver Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is the epitome of elegance. Fresh red berry flavors fill the palate, and silky—almost delicate—tannins carry the wine into a beautiful 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

October 2 – 8, 2017

Varietal

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Skin Contact

16 days

Aging

16 months in French oak

  • 48% new
  • 52% once-used

Release Date

May 2019

First Vintage

2012

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.

With its graceful aromatics accented by notes of fresh raspberry, Bing cherry and the slightest hint of Herbs de Provence, the 2017 Quicksilver Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is the epitome of elegance. Fresh red berry flavors fill the palate, and silky—almost delicate—tannins carry the wine into a beautiful finish.