2017 Nickel & Nickel
Vaca Vista Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon

Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley


At a Glance

Layered aromas of blue and black fruits waft from the glass at its first swirl. The wine further unravels on the palate with delightful purity of fruit. Flavors of plum, black currant and savory herb come alive from beginning to end. Full and expressive, Vaca Vista’s subtle tannins are beautifully integrated, offering a sleek and long finish.


Clay loam soil from Vaca Vista Vineyard


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Vineyard Notes

Appellation

Oak Knoll District, 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

Vaca Vista Vineyard sits upon the valley floor in the Oak Knoll District and is our debut Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard in the appellation, set against a scenic backdrop of the Vaca Mountains to the east. The vineyard’s well-drained, gravelly soils and moderate climate provide even ripening, resulting in this structured and polished Cabernet Sauvignon.

Wine Notes

APPELLATION

Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

HARVEST DATES

September 29 & October 4, 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

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.

Layered aromas of blue and black fruits waft from the glass at its first swirl. The wine further unravels on the palate with delightful purity of fruit. Flavors of plum, black currant and savory herb come alive from beginning to end. Full and expressive, Vaca Vista’s subtle tannins are beautifully integrated, offering a sleek and long finish.