Nickel & Nickel Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Oakville|
|Brand||Nickel & Nickel|
As it often is, the Cabernet Sauvignon John C. Sullenger is one of the most complete wines in this range. Nothing in particular stands out. Expressive aromatics, silky tannins and bright, red-toned fruit are all laced together in a sublime, nuanced Cabernet that hits all the right notes. It's all finesse here.
The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon John C Sullinger Vineyard Oakville is a deep garnet-purple color with a crÃ¨me de cassis, blackberry pie and eucalypt nose plus hints of Marmite toast, chargrill and lavender. Medium-bodied and elegant with fine-grained, approachable tannins, the fruit is open and ready for business. Yum!
This is a high-toned wine from a site in the heart of the appellation. Dried herb and tobacco show up on the nose, with a hint of black olive. The densely packed flavors of dark cherry and black licorice lean into rich, supportive tannins and a lush finish.
Young and chewy, intense and tight, showing little more than compact dark berry, loamy earth, cedar and tobacco notes, yet the finish offers more depth and hope for the future. Best from 2021 through 2030. 3,544 cases made.