2017 Nickel & Nickel
State Ranch
Cabernet Sauvignon

Yountville, Napa Valley


At a Glance

This wine demonstrates intrigue from the very start, with dark red and blue fruits on the nose. A medley of mixed berry flavors are complemented by subtle mineral notes. The texture is incredibly plush and velvety, showing ample balance, depth and complexity from beginning to end.


Bale clay loam from State Ranch


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Vineyard Notes

APPELLATION

Yountville, Napa Valley

YEAR PLANTED

1990 and 2005

VARIETAL

Cabernet Sauvignon

CLONE & ROOTSTOCK

Cabernet Sauvignon clone 7 and 4 on 101-14 rootstock

Acreage

14.5 acres

Trellising

Vertical shoot positioning (VSP)

Geology

State Ranch is planted on well-drained Bale clay loam.

Vineyard
Description

State Ranch is located northeast of the town of Yountville. The 23-acre vineyard is divided into two parcels by State Lane Road and consists of both older and younger vines. Many excellent wines are produced from this area, in part due to the rocky, loam soil which has excellent drainage throughout the year. The vines, as well as the clusters, are moderate in size and the vineyard gets full sun throughout the day. As the young vines mature, we will be harvesting many different clones to make the final wine. Nickel & Nickel selects fruit from 11 acres of the vineyard.

Wine Notes

APPELLATION

Yountville, Napa Valley

HARVEST DATES

October 3, 2017

VARIETAL

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

SKIN CONTACT

16 days

Aging

16 months in French oak

  • 48% new
  • 52% once-used

Release Date

September 2019

First Vintage

2006

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.

This wine demonstrates intrigue from the very start, with dark red and blue fruits on the nose. A medley of mixed berry flavors are complemented by subtle mineral notes. The texture is incredibly plush and velvety, showing ample balance, depth and complexity from beginning to end.