Nickel & Nickel

John C. Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2104 ratings
9.114 pro ratings
Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
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
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
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
Oscar Rosales

Great cab!!!

Great cab!!!

1 person found it helpfulDec 17th, 2015
Jerry Lai

Smooth with bold flavor

Smooth with bold flavor

1 person found it helpfulDec 12th, 2015
Ryan Carey

Founder Wine Confidential

9.5

Wow. Nickel & Nickel at its finest. So much going on in this wine. Vanilla and blackberry and a whole bouquet of flowers. There is so much here that I could fill a page worth of descriptors. It's even approachable right now. Ok I'll stop talking and pour another glass

Wow. Nickel & Nickel at its finest. So much going on in this wine. Vanilla and blackberry and a whole bouquet of flowers. There is so much here that I could fill a page worth of descriptors. It's even approachable right now. Ok I'll stop talking and pour another glass

1 person found it helpfulNov 18th, 2015
Louis Abate

Good stuff. But the silver oak was better that night.

Good stuff. But the silver oak was better that night.

1 person found it helpfulOct 16th, 2015
David L

12' It's not ready for prime time. Popping this at a restaurant was a mistake... without a proper decanting. Not overly impressed.

12' It's not ready for prime time. Popping this at a restaurant was a mistake... without a proper decanting. Not overly impressed.

1 person found it helpfulOct 11th, 2015
Shil Kothari

A very good 2012. This wine showcases Oakville fruit very well. Blackberry, plum jamminess notes upfront finishing with oakville dust and tobacco. Medium bodied wine with rounded smooth tannins and a hint of acidity. Easy wine to drink with Pizza.

A very good 2012. This wine showcases Oakville fruit very well. Blackberry, plum jamminess notes upfront finishing with oakville dust and tobacco. Medium bodied wine with rounded smooth tannins and a hint of acidity. Easy wine to drink with Pizza.

1 person found it helpfulSep 25th, 2015
Adam Spain

Jammy. Reminds me of Caymus with a stronger punch of alcohol aftertaste. Solid wine.

Jammy. Reminds me of Caymus with a stronger punch of alcohol aftertaste. Solid wine.

1 person found it helpfulAug 11th, 2015