2018 Nickel and Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon State Ranch
Region: Napa Valley
Cépage: Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 95 (RP); 94 (JD); 94 (JS)
"T he 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon State Ranch was aged for 18 months in French oak, 50% new. Deep garnet-purple in color, the nose is redolent of chocolate-covered cherries, blackberry preserves and black currant jelly with touches of wild sage, cast iron pan and cardamom with a waft of cumin seed. Full-bodied, the palate bursts with crunchy black fruit and loads of spicy accents, supported by firm grainy tannins and tons of freshness, finishing long and lively."
Lisa Perrotti-Brown (11/20)