Nickel & Nickel 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Hayne Vineyard, St. Helena
Gil Nickel who founded Far Niente Winery started Nickel & Nickel with the idea of producing just extraordinary single vineyard Napa Valley wines. Each is very low production from a unique sub-appellation in the Valley. This wine is sourced entirely from the Hayne Vineyard in St. Helena at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 18 months in French oak, 47% new. Robert Parker scored it 94 points saying "The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Hayne Vineyard comes from a site that is better known for its Petite Sirah and Zinfandel made famous by Turley Cellars. This has always been a site that produces ripe wines, and you see that with this 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon. Offering blackberry and jammy fruit flavors, it is a full-bodied, in-your-face, yet elegant and pure Cabernet that delivers lots of blue and black fruits in an All-American / All-Napa, first team sort of way. This beauty should drink well for two decades or more." Limited!!!