2012 was the kind of vintage winemakers dream about. Conditions were nearly ideal from bud break through harvest, including warm, summer days and cool, foggy nights – just the right elements for nurturing a vintage of incredible quality, and this year, one of ample proportions. Such an occurrence is rare and we are excited to share our 2012 Nickel & Nickel Single-Vineyard Cabernet Futures with you this spring.
We kept the wines in tanks a bit longer than usual, developing rich and generous profiles that will age to perfection. Plush, ripe fruit and juicy tannins are prevalent throughout. Each vineyard expression is at its youthful peak before settling down into the aging process, so this is the perfect opportunity to barrel taste. Although the wines are young, look for the flavors that appeal to your palate, as that is ultimately what will be most enjoyable once these wines are bottled and delivered to you.
—Darice Spinelli, Winemaker