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Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon Atlas Peak Fog Break Vineyard 2021


Far Niente’s Nickel & Nickel project is one of the more impressive ones in the country, if you ask me. Started back in 1997, N&N completely pioneered single-vineyard, single-varietal winemaking in Napa and built an incredibly impressive portfolio of wines in the process.

Under Joe Harden’s careful eye, this portfolio has totally turned into a powerhouse. At last I checked, they have about 15 of these Cabernets across some of the top vineyards in all of Napa, covering Oakville, Rutherford, St. Helena, Howell Mountain, and Calistoga, among others…like the one we’ve got today.

The newest single-vineyard score for Far Niente and N&N is the Fog Break Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, which finally unlocks the coveted Atlas Peak AVA for this great winery. This one was one of the few missing links in the arsenal.

Sitting just above the fog line, Fog Break Vineyard is perfectly protected from the harsh valley breezes. The vineyard retains the heart from the early morning sun throughout the day. The additional warmth, paired with the vineyard’s shallow iron-rich soils, come together to create a distinctive flavor profile that is concentrated, complex, and classically structured.

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97 Points, James Suckling
Outstanding balance and complexity from the beginning that showcases concentrated black fruits and purple flowers with plenty of spices and subtle yet harmonious toast and cedar aromas. Intense graphite and stony minerality, too. Full- to medium-bodied on the mid-palate with delightful acidity that gives this wonderful crunchiness. Fine-grained juicy tannins. Precisely focused wine that is colorful and sound. Beautiful length, too. Already so drinkable now but will age gracefully, especially for Atlas Peak. Try after 2027.