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2018 Nickel & Nickel "State Ranch" Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon

SKU #1499606 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon State Ranch was aged for 18 months in French oak, 50% new. Deep garnet-purple in color, the nose is redolent of chocolate-covered cherries, blackberry preserves and black currant jelly with touches of wild sage, cast iron pan and cardamom with a waft of cumin seed. Full-bodied, the palate bursts with crunchy black fruit and loads of spicy accents, supported by firm grainy tannins and tons of freshness, finishing long and lively. (LPB) Inner quote mark (11/2020)

94 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark In the same style, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon State Ranch has a medium to full-bodied style as well as already complex notes of red and black currants, baking spices, dried herbs, and earth. It's rich, nicely concentrated, and balanced. Inner quote mark (1/2021)

94 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Attractive aromas of blackcurrant and blueberry with some dark chocolate and hazelnut. It’s full-bodied and juicy with lots of fruit and hazelnut at the end. Inner quote mark (12/2020)

94 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon State Ranch is soft, open-knit and wonderfully inviting. Silky tannins wrap around a core of red-toned fruit. Sweet cherry, cedar, pipe tobacco and mocha are all laced together. The State Ranch is not quite as deep or powerful as some of the other wines in the range, but on the plus side, it will drink well with only minimal cellaring. (AG) Inner quote mark (1/2021)

93 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark This thickly concentrated wine is brimming in leather and dried herb tones. Black fruit dominates and broods along the rounded, velvety palate, offering luxury and complexity in equal measure. (VB) Inner quote mark (1/2021)

92 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark This is well-built, with cassis, crushed plum and blackberry fruit flavors that stretch out slowly and surely, inlaid with graphite, sweet tobacco and violet accents throughout. Ample tarry grip on the back end will need some cellaring to unwind. (JM) Inner quote mark (12/2020)

K&L Notes

An offshoot project from the founders of Far Niente, Nickel & Nickel focuses exclusively on mono-varietal, single vineyard expressions from some of the finest sites in Napa Valley. The estate describes the vineyard site: "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."


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