Nickel & Nickel

Kelham Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.321 ratings
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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
Frank Soldano

Deep rich claret color. Thick long last legs. Drinking the 2011 on 12/31/2020. Light bouquet for a Napa cab. Slightly woody with a hint of dark berry and ash. Very smooth flavor with low tannins. Full of blackberry, oak and rich ripe fruit. Slight ash on the finish. Very nice wine.

Deep rich claret color. Thick long last legs. Drinking the 2011 on 12/31/2020. Light bouquet for a Napa cab. Slightly woody with a hint of dark berry and ash. Very smooth flavor with low tannins. Full of blackberry, oak and rich ripe fruit. Slight ash on the finish. Very nice wine.

Jan 1st, 2021
Nathan Renfro

This time I’m getting cherry, blackberry, oak, tobacco, vanilla, and pepper on the nose. Ripe black fruit and pepper with a long finish. Well structured. Might be a bit past it’s prime but drinking well once again. The more I drink it the less I’m liking that pepper.

This time I’m getting cherry, blackberry, oak, tobacco, vanilla, and pepper on the nose. Ripe black fruit and pepper with a long finish. Well structured. Might be a bit past it’s prime but drinking well once again. The more I drink it the less I’m liking that pepper.

May 9th, 2020
Nathan Renfro

Black cherry, oak, pepper on the nose. Blackberry, plum, pepper, Vassos and a nice long finish.

Black cherry, oak, pepper on the nose. Blackberry, plum, pepper, Vassos and a nice long finish.

Feb 23rd, 2020
Nathan Renfro

Black fruit, super smooth, a great N&N

Black fruit, super smooth, a great N&N

Nov 10th, 2019
Nathan Renfro

Silky blackberry, concentrated, sawdust, dust, earthy, oak, tobacco, tannins very smooth.

Silky blackberry, concentrated, sawdust, dust, earthy, oak, tobacco, tannins very smooth.

Feb 24th, 2019
John W
9.6

On the nose, cherry, vanilla, earth and leather. On the palate, medium body, cherry and berries initially, long finish of herbs, tobacco and peppery spice. Tannins are still very present and round out the wine nicely.

On the nose, cherry, vanilla, earth and leather. On the palate, medium body, cherry and berries initially, long finish of herbs, tobacco and peppery spice. Tannins are still very present and round out the wine nicely.

Dec 13th, 2018
Brent Kasper

Great cab. Really balanced.

Great cab. Really balanced.

May 25th, 2018
Bill Schallert

A big wine. A bit of herbaceous in the nose. Dark and concentrated. A must decant. Classic blackberry flavor. A long and flavorful finish. Oops. Should note some cassis, too.

A big wine. A bit of herbaceous in the nose. Dark and concentrated. A must decant. Classic blackberry flavor. A long and flavorful finish. Oops. Should note some cassis, too.

Jan 27th, 2016
Leslie Fang

Full body. A bit young. Tastes like an Amarone.

Full body. A bit young. Tastes like an Amarone.

Jan 26th, 2016
Dennis Smith Jr.

Nicely structured. Balanced.

Nicely structured. Balanced.

Nov 4th, 2015