Nichelini Family Winery
The Oldest Family-Owned Winery in Napa Valley
Our unique varietal expression of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from 31-year-old-vines.
This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wine reflects the concentrated depth of flavor and smoothness that 31-year-old vines can produce. From this small, select vineyard, these premium Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were hand- harvested and cellared in French oak. The wine shows exquisite color and balance, has well-structured tannins and a wonderful aroma.
A Gold medal winner at the 2014 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition (90 points).
Our vineyard has a unique varietal expression of Cabernet Sauvignon where it makes a very elegant wine. Since the fruit manifests delicate type of aromas and flavors, I try to use fermentation techniques and barrel programs that help these types of flavor develop more deeply and pronounced. In this particular vintage, which had many early rains, I was fortunate to bring this Cab in as planned, but it was a race against time to get the flavors to develop. All things taken together, for this vintage, the focus was on a very food friendly Cabernet Sauvignon with delicate aromas and flavors that keep you guessing.
It is a definitely a food friendly Cabernet Sauvignon with delicate aromas and many flavors that keep you guessing and eagerly awaiting the next sip.
Fermented 16 days in stainless and then aged in 95% new French and 5% neutral French oak for 29 months until bottled on 3/13/2014.
Alcohol: 13.7 %
Residual Sugar: <0.05 %
TA: 6.3 g/l
Appellation: Napa Valley
Sub-appellation: Chiles Valley District