Nickel & Nickel State Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Yountville|
|Brand||Nickel & Nickel|
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon State Ranch is bold, racy and super-expressive. Lifted floral and savory notes add complexity to red and purplish berry fruit in this super-expressive Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon. Medium in body and silky with soft contours, the State Ranch will drink well with minimal cellaring. Even in the early going, it is impressive.
A focused, slightly old-school version, with a cast iron note framing a core of cassis and dark plum fruit while savory and tobacco leaf details peek through. For fans of a little austerity in their Cabernets. Best from 2022 through 2036. 4,782 cases made.
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon State Ranch gives up chocolate-covered cherries, wild blueberries and warm cassis scents with touches of violets, star anise, mossy bark and crushed rocks. Medium to full-bodied, the palate offers a good amount of juicy fruit with soft, well played tannins and an earthy finish.
From a site planted to both older and younger vines, this is a juicy, tannic and chalky wine, textured in oak and tannin. Red and black cherry highlight a soft, supple midpalate that develops in the glass, lifted by black pepper and clove.
An attractive, enjoyable Cabernet from Yountville, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon State Ranch offers complex notes of blackcurrants and blueberries as well as lavender, violet, and asphalt-like nuances. It has fine tannins, a slight hole in the mid-palate, and solid length on the finish. It should easily drink well for over a decade.