Nickel & Nickel CC Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2019

Far Niente has launched themselves into stardom worldwide by consistently making some of the best and most exciting Cabernets. I would argue that where they took it up a few notches in quality and stature is when they committed mass amounts of resources and energy into their Nickel & Nickel Single Vineyard bottlings.

They are some of the best expressions of Oakville and Yountville single-vineyard Cabernet produced most years, and in Napa Valley’s exceptional 2019 vintage – it’s not surprising that these wines yet again remain a cut above most of their competition.

C.C. Ranch is planted in Rutherford, along the slope of a knoll just west of the famous Silverado Trail. The vineyard grows classic Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon on well-drained, gravelly loam soil and receives a variety of exposures, depending on the block and location.

Juicy with black cherry and tobacco notes, silky tannins and a voluminous mid-palate, this extraordinary vintage reminds us exactly why we’ve been making Cabernet from this gorgeous, gravelly Rutherford vineyard for more than 17 years. It is absolute elegance from start to finish.

Original price was: $135.00.Current price is: $89.00.

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95 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Bright in cherry and cassis, with dusty crushed rock, dried herb and cedar playing along, this is a well-integrated wine in terms of oak and tannin. It is refined and structured, with tremendous complexity. Best from 2029–2034.

93 Points, Wine Spectator
Ripe and well- built, with a solid core of blackberry, black currant and melted black licorice notes that move in unison, picking up a subtle singed alder hint on the focused finish, with subtle juicy energy running all the way through. Best from 2023 through 2034.

95 Points, Wine Enthusiast – 93 Points, Wine Spectator

This beauty comes off a slope of a knoll in Rutherford just west of the Silverado trail. The new 2019 vintage of C.C. Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of plum and boysenberry, complemented by floral herbal notes to create a nose that is layered and intriguing. A silky mouthfeel, this wine is both generous and giving on the palate with a texture that demonstrates immense weight and depth. Ripe raspberry and plum flavors are underscored by seductive spicy notes, with soft tannins gently supporting the wine from entry to completion.

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