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Nickel & Nickel Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville, Napa Valley, California
  • WE 96
  • WW 95
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Winemaker Notes

The home vineyard of Nickel & Nickel, Sullenger Vineyard is situated behind the winery in the heart of Oakville and is named for John C. Sullenger, who settled the farmstead in the 1880's. The vineyard's 30 acres of clay loam soil are planted exclusively to Cabernet Sauvignon.

The 2005 Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet is beautifully perfumed with aromas of dark fruits. Cherry and black cherry fruits are layered with sweet herb, spice and cedar from the oak.... View More

Critical Acclaim

WE 96
Wine Enthusiast

This is a stunningly powerful 100% Cabernet, rich in fruit and well-oaked, that shows the authority of Oakville in a great vintage. Flooded with cassis, black cherries, dark chocolate and cedar, it’s nonetheless too young in brisk tannins to fully express itself. A joy to drink, but needs time. Best after 2009 and for many years after.

WW 95
Wilfred Wong of

Deep garnet hue with a fuchsia rim. Aromas of fresh raspberry and charred oak. Tasty black cherry flavors with dusty, drying tannins and a good lick of charred oak. Sweet black and red fruit linger in the dusty mineral-accented close.

Nickel & Nickel

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Nickel & Nickel, , California
Nickel & Nickel
Nickel & Nickel is devoted exclusively to producing 100% varietal, single-vineyard wines that best express the distinctive personality of each vineyard. Established in 1997 by the partners of Far Niente, the winery is based in Oakville, California, on the 42-acre John C. Sullenger vineyard property. Nickel & Nickel produces single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, but also makes single-vineyard Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah and Zinfandel.