Nickel & Nickel

John C. Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2377 ratings
9.035 pro ratings
Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Julie Obermeyer

Opened this year. May have waited a bit to long. Seemed past its prime but delicious none the less

Opened this year. May have waited a bit to long. Seemed past its prime but delicious none the less

3 people found it helpfulJul 14th, 2013
Justin Brilman

Not ready to drink.

Not ready to drink.

2 people found it helpfulMay 2nd, 2016
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.3

Super dark ruby red and high intensity, coats the entire glass. Slight heat still on the nose. Only gave this one hour, could use three or more. Some light savory notes with some dark cherries coating everything. Some baking spices and dark dark cocoa too. Beautifully complex palate. Some minerality along side dark cherries and tight dark berries. Great backbone and structure from the acidity. Moderate plus tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. Decent dryish in the long finish. Drink 2017 till 2036.

Super dark ruby red and high intensity, coats the entire glass. Slight heat still on the nose. Only gave this one hour, could use three or more. Some light savory notes with some dark cherries coating everything. Some baking spices and dark dark cocoa too. Beautifully complex palate. Some minerality along side dark cherries and tight dark berries. Great backbone and structure from the acidity. Moderate plus tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. Decent dryish in the long finish. Drink 2017 till 2036.

1 person found it helpfulSep 30th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

Big and jammy. Blackberries, boysenberries, blueberries, mid tannic, dry black earth, purple florals. Finishes with a slight dark cherry liqueur. One of the top 3 2015's presented.

Big and jammy. Blackberries, boysenberries, blueberries, mid tannic, dry black earth, purple florals. Finishes with a slight dark cherry liqueur. One of the top 3 2015's presented.

1 person found it helpfulMay 9th, 2016
Mark Wallace

Family enjoyed 2 bottles over dinners that included Colorado Rack of Lamb, Filet Mignon Diane, and Beef Short Ribs. Nice dark fruits and earth. Will definitely drink again.

Family enjoyed 2 bottles over dinners that included Colorado Rack of Lamb, Filet Mignon Diane, and Beef Short Ribs. Nice dark fruits and earth. Will definitely drink again.

1 person found it helpfulApr 4th, 2016
Jeff Clement

Was awesome with buffalo steak and shrimp for valentines

Was awesome with buffalo steak and shrimp for valentines

1 person found it helpfulFeb 15th, 2016
Paul Horn

Better than the day we tasted it at the vineyard! Fantastic bottle of deep and rich Napa Cab.

Better than the day we tasted it at the vineyard! Fantastic bottle of deep and rich Napa Cab.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 3rd, 2016
John W
9.0

Deep ruby coloration. On the nose, cherry, blueberry, strawberry and florals. On the palate, cherry, cassis and plum, giving way to chocolate, vanilla and a long finish of oak and tea with strong tannins. 2012 vintage.

Deep ruby coloration. On the nose, cherry, blueberry, strawberry and florals. On the palate, cherry, cassis and plum, giving way to chocolate, vanilla and a long finish of oak and tea with strong tannins. 2012 vintage.

1 person found it helpfulJan 16th, 2016
Andy Hsu

Excellent finish!!! Nice oak flavor at the end.

Excellent finish!!! Nice oak flavor at the end.

1 person found it helpfulJan 16th, 2016
Maxwell Cromwell

Delicious !!!!!!

Delicious !!!!!!

1 person found it helpfulDec 30th, 2015