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Nickel & Nickel Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet (1.5L Magnum)

Regular price $258.99 USD
Regular price $299.99 USD Sale price $258.99 USD
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Winemaker Notes

The 2016 Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon opens with beautiful plum, black cherry and plum aromas underscored by delicate notes of herb and earth. Layers of soft, juicy cherry flavors spread across the palate, while firm yet silky tannins are balanced by bright natural acidity on the finish. The resulting wine possesses a lushness and depth that is both immediately approachable yet structured to evolve beautifully over time.

Critical Acclaim

WE95
Wine Enthusiast
A strong showing of black cherry and licorice lead the way to a soft, supple midpalate in this wine that's aged in French oak, half new and half once-used. Secondary notes of nutmeg, clove and coffee permeate through the structure and weight of the palate. Enjoy from 2028–2038.
Cellar Selection
JS94
James Suckling
High-toned with lots of ripe, rich plums and hints of dates and chocolate. It’s full-bodied and layered with gorgeous fruit and a long, flavorful finish. A little tight now, but will improve by 2023.
RP94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon John C Sullinger Vineyard has a floral nose with cassis, red cherries and redcurrants plus wafts of pencil shavings and rose hip tea. The medium to full-bodied palate is vivacious with loads of poise and freshness plus firm, grainy tannins, finishing long.
WW93
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
COMMENTARY: Like all of the Nickel & Nickel single-vineyard Cabernets, the John C. Sullenger has been time tested and loved by all. The 2016 vintage is an excellent effort. TASTING NOTES: This wine is attractive and classy. Its aromas and flavors of ripe berries and shading of earth make it fantastic choice with grain-fed Salisbury steak accented with morels. (Tasted: January 11, 2019, San Francisco, CA)