Nickel & Nickel C.C. Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
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Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon C.C. Ranch is from the Rutherford sector over near the Silverado Trail. The color is opaque purple - slightly darker than the Hayne or the John C. Sullenger. Very concentrated, with almost a confit of black cherries, blackberries and dusty earthiness underlying the fruit, this profile is not surprising as this vineyard is grown in gravelly, loamy soils. With a full-bodied mouthfeel, super density and richness, I found it a very youthful, vibrant, backward and foreboding style. This should be very long-lived, but require 4-5 years of patience. I won't be surprised to see it keep for two decades.
Wine EnthusiastGingerbread and graham cracker provide this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon with a distinct warmth of character. Elegant, light and restrained, it opens with a prominent rose aroma. It then offers cherry and raspberry delicacy around subtle French oak and vanilla on the palate, all lingering long though the finish.
Wine SpectatorAn elegant, understated and somewhat simple expression of dusty plum and cherry flavors. Drink now. 3,125 cases made.