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2013 Single-Vineyard Cabernet Vintage Report

on September 19, 2016

 “In my 23 years as a winemaker, I have never produced Single-Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons with as much color and power as the 2013 Nickel & Nickel lineup delivers.” Winemaker Darice Spinelli

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Although our wine club members had early access to these powerful wines, we are beyond excited to announce the official release of our 2013 Nickel and Nickel Single Vineyard Cabernet Collection. Some of the wines feel like velvet, while others possess a full-bodied hillside intensity. They’re rich, expressive and drinking beautifully now. At the same time, if you’re looking for a vintage to cellar this is it.

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Single-Vineyard Chardonnay: Get to Know Medina Vineyard

on August 17, 2016

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What’s so remarkable about the Nickel & Nickel Medina Vineyard Chardonnay, Russian River ValleyWhen we host tastings and winemaker dinners, we often hear this question asked about a specific single-vineyard Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon in our portfolio. At Nickel & Nickel we passionately seek out extraordinary vineyards, vineyards that not only produce exceptional fruit, but are also uniquely expressive of their AVA.  When we find those sites, we farm them with precision, giving each exactly what it needs to achieve the purest expression of its place.

It’s a hands-on process, and the wines that result are truly one-of-a-kind.
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Napa Valley Chardonnay: Get to Know Truchard

on August 12, 2016

Napa Valley Chardonnay, Truchard Vineyard

Although we are most recognized for making Single-Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from some of Napa Valley’s most exciting appellations, we are also committed to producing a small collection of Russian River Valley and Napa Valley Chardonnays. These wines come from some of our favorite vineyards within each region, and they each offer a combination of fruit flavors, balanced acidity and minerality that is as unique as the soils and climates in which they are grown.

With our Single-Vineyard Chardonnay harvest around the corner, we wanted to introduce you to the first of three Chardonnay vineyards within our Nickel & Nickel portfolio.

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2014 Nickel & Nickel Single-Vineyard Cabernet Futures Update

on March 17, 2016

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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…)

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Nickel & Nickel Open House | Single-Vineyard Wines

on February 10, 2016

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The surest way to guarantee blue skies and sunshine? Plan for inclement weather.

Although we clearly had every intention of welcoming the rain at our Oakville winery, we loved celebrating a cloudless Napa Valley afternoon with our wine club members and guests at this year’s Nickel & Nickel Open House.

What a remarkable day! Our Single-Vineyard Wines were elegant and approachable, the wood-fired pizzas were in high demand, and our guests readily embraced the rainy day spirit, despite the almost balmy temps. (more…)

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