Nickel & Nickel John C. Sullenger | Cabernet Sauvignon | 2019
Appellation: Oakville, Napa Valley
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aging: French oak barrels (50% new, 50% once-used)
The home vineyard of Nickel & Nickel, Sullenger Vineyard is situated behind the winery in the heart of Oakville and is named for John C. Sullenger, who settled the farmstead in the 1880’s. The vineyard’s 30 acres of clay loam soil are planted exclusively to Cabernet Sauvignon, with 2 rootstocks and a few different clones which each add a unique element to the resulting wine.
The 2019 John C. Sullenger Cabernet Sauvignon is classic Napa Valley with aromas of blackberry and red plum and a touch of earthiness and spice. Upon entry, this wine seduces the palate with dark fruit flavors with notes of black licorice and black olive tapenade. Melting on the palate with a long, supple finish that is supported by beautiful velvet tannins throughout.
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