2017 Nickel & Nickel
Silver Seeker Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon

St. Helena, Napa Valley


At a Glance

Our 2017 Silver Seeker Cabernet opens with tantalizing aromas of red and blue fruit with hints of wet stone and graphite. Loaded with flavors of plum and red currant from the start, a slight minerality further lifts to a firmly-structured midpalate, and an elegantly long finish.


Clay loam soil from Silver Seeker Vineyard


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Vineyard Notes

Appellation

St. Helena, 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

Silver Seeker Vineyard is named for the 19th century miners that traveled to the Napa Valley seeking fortunes in silver. Located along the historic Silverado Trail, this eastern St. Helena site provides a warm climate for early ripening, yielding a plush Cabernet Sauvignon with concentrated red fruit flavors and a finish that is melting, elegant and long.

Wine Notes

APPELLATION

St. Helena, Napa Valley

HARVEST DATES

October 18, 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.

Our 2017 Silver Seeker Cabernet opens with tantalizing aromas of red and blue fruit with hints of wet stone and graphite. Loaded with flavors of plum and red currant from the start, a slight minerality further lifts to a firmly-structured midpalate, and an elegantly long finish.