Nickel & Nickel

Element 28 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.223 ratings
9.32 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

On the nose, dark minerals, muted dark currants, fresh & dry dark florals, violets, dark cherries, strawberries and red licorice. On the palate; ripe bright fruits on first entry, lean & soft tannin structure, dry crushed rock powder, volcanic minerals, notes of a woody quality, leather & underbrush. Lean & ripe; dark cherries, cherries, blackberries, black raspberries, raspberries, touch of graphite, nice acidity, good structure with a beautiful, long finish. Barrel tasted the 2016 vintage at the Nickel & Nickel Entrecôte. Photos of look as you walk up out of their cellar and the old Nickel & Nickel truck. I'm not a vintage car expert but it looks like it comes from the later 1920's

On the nose, dark minerals, muted dark currants, fresh & dry dark florals, violets, dark cherries, strawberries and red licorice. On the palate; ripe bright fruits on first entry, lean & soft tannin structure, dry crushed rock powder, volcanic minerals, notes of a woody quality, leather & underbrush. Lean & ripe; dark cherries, cherries, blackberries, black raspberries, raspberries, touch of graphite, nice acidity, good structure with a beautiful, long finish. Barrel tasted the 2016 vintage at the Nickel & Nickel Entrecôte. Photos of look as you walk up out of their cellar and the old Nickel & Nickel truck. I'm not a vintage car expert but it looks like it comes from the later 1920's

1 person found it helpfulMay 8th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

The fruits run juicy to dry. Blackberries, blueberries, black plum, hint of dark cherries, cooked strawberries, mid tannic, rich wet black earth, soft spices and a really good consistent fruit finish. A lot to like here. The Element 28 just missed being wine of the day out of the 14 2015's presented.

The fruits run juicy to dry. Blackberries, blueberries, black plum, hint of dark cherries, cooked strawberries, mid tannic, rich wet black earth, soft spices and a really good consistent fruit finish. A lot to like here. The Element 28 just missed being wine of the day out of the 14 2015's presented.

1 person found it helpfulMay 9th, 2016
Laura Radivoyevitch

Amazing. Dry but smooth. Great flavor.

Amazing. Dry but smooth. Great flavor.

Dec 30th, 2018
Warren Sapp

Tasty Element

Tasty Element

Sep 7th, 2018
Garrett Parker

Another great experience with Element 28.

Another great experience with Element 28.

Jun 2nd, 2018
John W
9.2

Deep ruby coloration. On the nose, blackberry, cherry, plum, black licorice and some leather. On the palate, black cherry, plum, currant, oak, tannins still largely prevalent, long, great finish.

Deep ruby coloration. On the nose, blackberry, cherry, plum, black licorice and some leather. On the palate, black cherry, plum, currant, oak, tannins still largely prevalent, long, great finish.

Dec 24th, 2017
Larry Tomkins

Strong!

Strong!

Nov 25th, 2017
Garrett Parker

My second favorite from Nickel & Nickel.

My second favorite from Nickel & Nickel.

Nov 20th, 2017
eagle_eye

One of our favorite Cabs when in Napa. Big, bold, a lot of depth. Much better with an hour or more breathe. Dark Berry, nice mouthfeel with a pleasant grassy, maybe tobacco finish.

One of our favorite Cabs when in Napa. Big, bold, a lot of depth. Much better with an hour or more breathe. Dark Berry, nice mouthfeel with a pleasant grassy, maybe tobacco finish.

Jul 3rd, 2017
Courtney Duerig

Amazing

Amazing

Jan 3rd, 2017