2015 Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon John C. Sullenger Vineyard

Year: 2015
Appellation: Oakville, Napa Valley
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 89
Wine Advocate: 94+
Vinous Media: 94
James Suckling: 93
Wine Enthusiast: 91
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :


"Young and chewy, intense and tight, showing little more than compact dark berry, loamy earth, cedar and tobacco notes, yet the finish offers more depth and hope for the future. Best from 2021 through 2030. 3,544 cases made." (WS)

"The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon John C Sullinger Vineyard Oakville is a deep garnet-purple color with a crème de cassis, blackberry pie and eucalypt nose plus hints of Marmite toast, chargrill and lavender. Medium-bodied and elegant with fine-grained, approachable tannins, the fruit is open and ready for business. Yum!" (WA)

"The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon C. C. Ranch is wonderfully dark, fleshy and alluring, with no hard edges and gorgeous, radiant fruit that expands effortlessly on the palate. This is an especially showy style. Super-ripe dark raspberry and red cherry fruit give the wine its allure, while silky tannins add softness. Sweet tobacco, leather and grilled herbs are some of the many notes that develop over time, adding further shades of nuance in this very complete and inviting Cabernet Sauvignon from Nickel & Nickel." (VM)

"A subtle nose here of blueberries, spices, a hint of mocha and crème de cassis. Full-bodied with integrated, soft tannins, fresh acidity and a fruity finish. Drink in 2020. " (JS)

"This is a high-toned wine from a site in the heart of the appellation. Dried herb and tobacco show up on the nose, with a hint of black olive. The densely packed flavors of dark cherry and black licorice lean into rich, supportive tannins and a lush finish." (WE)

Winery Notes:
With its floral aromas mixed with plum and olive, the 2015 John C. Sullenger Cabernet Sauvignon blends juicy and savory notes into an impossible-to-resist perfume. On the palate, dark flavors of black cherry, tobacco, anise and toast are accentuated by a lively yet balanced acidity. These flavors are carried by a rich core of tannins that build on the middle palate, carrying the fruit into a long finish.