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2014 Nickel & Nickel Single-Vineyard Cabernet Futures Update

on March 17, 2016


Each spring, we introduce a new vintage of Nickel & Nickel Single-Vineyard Cabernet Futures during our annual Futures Barrel Tasting. It’s a lively celebration, as well as a unique opportunity to taste our Single-Vineyard Cabernets while they are still in barrel and reserve some of our most acclaimed (and limited production) wines before they are bottled.

Learn more about our Cabernet Futures Program.

When we tasted the 2014 vintage at last spring’s barrel tasting, it was already showing bright young fruit, yielding tannins and a wonderful richness on the midpalate. We couldn’t believe how well integrated and approachable the wine already seemed to be.

We checked in with Winemaker Darice Spinelli to see how they’re doing now. Her 2014 Cabernet Futures update is below!  (more…)


Wine Futures Update: 2013 Nickel & Nickel Cabernets Now in Bottle

on September 1, 2015


Winemaker Darice Spinelli hasn’t seen a vintage like 2013 since she began her Napa Valley winemaking career in 1988. With the 2013 Nickel & Nickel Single-Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons now in bottle, Darice offers us a snapshot of what she calls the most unique vintage we’ve ever had. (more…)


Harvest Report

on November 12, 2012

Across Napa Valley, vintners are breathing a sigh of relief and planning well-deserved vacations. The grapes are in, and not only that–the harvested fruit is spectacular. Each year, Winemaker Darice Spinelli and her team take on not only what Mother Nature sends their way, they tackle a number of vineyards (21 this year!) and the unique challenges presented by each. With a beautiful growing season, near ideal ripening and rain that held off until the latter part of October, the Nickel & Nickel team has a lot to be thankful for.

2012 Nickel & Nickel Dragonfly Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Helena, Napa Valley

We’re looking forward to tasting this vintage as expressed through each of the our single-vineyard wines made this year. And guess what? You will have the opportunity to do just that at our annual Cabernet Futures event in spring 2013. In December we will announce the date for this fantastic event. We look forward to sharing the vintage with you!


It’s Not Too Late for 2011 Futures!

on September 10, 2012

We have extended our 2011 Futures offering through the end of October—a terrific opportunity to purchase your favorite Single-Vineyard Cabernets at current release prices.

Plus, if you purchase three or more 6-bottle boxes of wine, you are automatically entered in the Thief Program. You will receive a beautifully etched glass thief and two opportunities* to sample your wines from barrel with three of your friends. Contact Julie  Zanze at or (707) 967-9600 for more information.

 *Please contact us in advance to arrange your tasting.


Taste of the Future

on April 12, 2012

We are getting ready for one of our favorite annual events at Nickel & Nickel: our Futures Barrel Tasting.

If you haven’t been out for our Futures event, it’s a must-do—and here’s why. On Saturday, May 12 you’ll have the opportunity to taste all 12 of our 2011 Single-Vineyard Cabernets in the barrel cellar. That’s right, you will be tasting wines that were harvested just a few months ago. Even though these are new wines, you will begin to detect dominant aromas and flavors as you sample these Cabernets.

One of the best features of our annual Futures program is the opportunity to reserve your favorite wines. As you know, each of our Cabernets have extremely limited production, so many people take this opportunity to snap up a future release before it sells out. The hardest part, of course, is waiting for the wines to be released! Not to worry—in the meantime we can keep you stocked with each new release.

So, we hope you will join us for the pleasurable adventure of trying these distinctive wines from our newest vintage. And if you can’t join us on May 12, you can still take part in the 2011 Futures program. Give us a call at (707) 967-9600 and we’ll reserve some beautiful wines for you.