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Introducing the 2018 Nickel & Nickel Single-Vineyard Cabernets

At Nickel & Nickel, our single-minded commitment to single-vineyard, 100% varietal wine has given us our reputation for dynamic, interesting, nuanced Napa Valley Cabernets. Every one of our wines is the pure expression of its particular site. No two Nickel & Nickel vineyards and no two Nickel & Nickel wines are alike.

The same can be said for each singular Nickel & Nickel vintage. We’re excited to share the eagerly anticipated release of our 2018 Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignons. They’re expressive, character-driven and crafted to inspire discovery and delight.

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Nickel & Nickel 2018 Branding Iron Cabernet Sauvignon, 93 Points - Wine Spectator

"Lots to like here, with a well of açai, plum and blackberry fruit to draw on and extra sweet spice, licorice, bay and sassafras accents adding range. Finish pumps along nicely, pulling everything together. Well built. Best from 2022 through 2033."

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Nickel & Nickel 2018 John C. Sullenger Cabernet Sauvignon, 95 Points - Wine Enthusiast

"A strong showing of black cherry and licorice lead the way to a soft, supple midpalate in this wine that's aged in French oak, half new and half once-used. Secondary notes of nutmeg, clove and coffee permeate through the structure and weight of the palate. Enjoy from 2028–2038."

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Nickel & Nickel 2018 State Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, 95 Points - The Wine Advocate

"Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon State Ranch was aged for 18 months in French oak, 50% new. Deep garnet-purple in color, the nose is redolent of chocolate-covered cherries, blackberry preserves and black currant jelly with touches of wild sage, cast iron pan and cardamom with a waft of cumin seed. Full-bodied, the palate bursts with crunchy black fruit and loads of spicy accents, supported by firm grainy tannins and tons of freshness, finishing long and lively."

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To Each Its Own Expression

The story, and the uniqueness truly start in the vineyards and in our decades of experience in growing and making some of the world’s finest Cabernets. Not just in one vineyard, but in the finest AVAs (American Viticultural Areas) throughout the Napa Valley. Nickel & Nickel has handpicked vineyards that resound with individual expressions of Cabernet so distinct, lush, and compelling that your mouth waters in anticipation of discovering your next new favorite.

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