Nickel & Nickel State Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 750ml
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Nickel & Nickel State Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

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A single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon with a king-sized reputation, is packed with dark fruit layers, not to mention velvety tannins that will only deepen with time.
Wine Advocate
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The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon State Ranch comes from a parcel in the center of the valley, but it's one that is relatively rocky and well drained, according to winemaker Joe Harden. Apparently, the vineyard is now owned by Thomas Keller. Delicate hints of sage and mint accent black cherries and blueberries on the nose, while the medium to full-bodied palate is defined by softly dusty tannins and ample, mouthwatering length.

September 15, 2022
Jeb Dunnuck
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I loved the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon State Ranch. This Yountville beauty has a great nose of pure cassis and blackcurrant fruits as well textbook Cabernet notes of lead pencil shavings, chalky mineral, and tobacco. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated, and perfectly balanced, it has fine tannins and the class to evolve for 15 years or more.

May 4, 2022
Wine Spectator
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A sleek, refined style, with ample density to the core of cassis, plum and dark cherry compote notes but without overt muscle or heft, picking up light cedar, alder and savory accents along the way. Shows a subtle iron twinge at the very end. Best from 2023 through 2035. 5,300 cases made.

July 31, 2022
  • v93

The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon State Ranch offers good upfront intensity, but it is ultimately just a bit lean. There is good energy though. Dark cherry, tobacco, licorice, leather and dried herbs build with a bit of time, and yet the 2019 remains a touch nervous and compact. Perhaps it will flesh out more with some time.

October 2021
Wine Enthusiast
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This is a soft, herbal and pillowy wine, 100% varietal and made from one of the cooler climates found in the valley. Ethereal and earthy, it shows secondary characteristics of sage, rock and cedar, never losing its full-bodied plushness along the way.

July 1, 2022

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