2009 Nickel and Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon "Tench Vineyard"
Winery: Nickel and Nickel
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Tench Vineyard"
Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
State or country: CA
Cases produced: unknown
KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)
Review date: September 24, 2012
Wine Review: This opaque and pitch black colored Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a mild wet stone and black currant like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, smooth and nicely balanced. The flavor profile is a mild black currant and gentle blackberry with a hint of black olive, minerality and gentle oak. The finish is dry and its moderate building tannins linger for a little while. This wine would pair well with a ribeye steak. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: The 2009 Tench Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon offers blueberry and boysenberry flavors that harmonize with a background of spice and herb. This wine is elegant and balanced between the juicy fruit and the vanilla from the oak. A coating, velvety texture is expansive and refreshing as the soft, supple tannins carry the flavors into a long finish.
Organic status: not organic
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