Nickel & Nickel

Quarry Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2256 ratings
9.016 pro ratings
Rutherford, 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
Michael Callahan

Dark concentrated fruit. Dust. Medium tannin. Full body. Very smooth. 9+

Dark concentrated fruit. Dust. Medium tannin. Full body. Very smooth. 9+

2 people found it helpfulDec 25th, 2016
Joe Lucca

Blueberries and crushed rocks. Decent fruit and tannin, but overall it lacked weight, depth, and concentration. The good news here is we had a great time watching my daughter compete in her first international gymnastics meet. As @Mike Rowe would say; SMILES all around!

Blueberries and crushed rocks. Decent fruit and tannin, but overall it lacked weight, depth, and concentration. The good news here is we had a great time watching my daughter compete in her first international gymnastics meet. As @Mike Rowe would say; SMILES all around!

1 person found it helpfulDec 19th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Blueberry jam, dark raspberries, blackberries, boysenberries, meaty dry tannins, slightly bitty minerals, leather and dry crushed rocks. One of the top 5 of the 14 presented.

Blueberry jam, dark raspberries, blackberries, boysenberries, meaty dry tannins, slightly bitty minerals, leather and dry crushed rocks. One of the top 5 of the 14 presented.

1 person found it helpfulMay 9th, 2016
John W

Nose of dark cherry, licorice, spice and plum. On the palate dark berries and plums predominate. Rich and velvety texture. Long finish with smooth chocolate completion. $80 at ABC. Excellent cab.

Nose of dark cherry, licorice, spice and plum. On the palate dark berries and plums predominate. Rich and velvety texture. Long finish with smooth chocolate completion. $80 at ABC. Excellent cab.

1 person found it helpfulDec 15th, 2013
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

Nose of slightly candied fruits of; dark cherries, poached strawberries, blackberries, black raspberries, black licorice, touch of dry herbs, black earth, loamy soil, red roses and fresh dark flowers. Palate of; black currants, black plums, blackberries, dark cherries, strawberries, plums, raspberries, black raspberries, warm spices that lift in intensity, powder of crushed dry rocks, volcanic minerals, touch of iron & black cherry licorice. The mouthfeel is; rich, ripe, round lush & juicy. Structure, balance and length is well crafted. The long finish gives a creaminess to the fruit. Barrel tasted the 2016 vintage at the Nickel & Nickel Entrecôte. Photos of the "Quarry Vineyard," white rocky loamy soil and their on-site lab. The Quarry vineyard is apart of the Rutherford AVA.

Nose of slightly candied fruits of; dark cherries, poached strawberries, blackberries, black raspberries, black licorice, touch of dry herbs, black earth, loamy soil, red roses and fresh dark flowers. Palate of; black currants, black plums, blackberries, dark cherries, strawberries, plums, raspberries, black raspberries, warm spices that lift in intensity, powder of crushed dry rocks, volcanic minerals, touch of iron & black cherry licorice. The mouthfeel is; rich, ripe, round lush & juicy. Structure, balance and length is well crafted. The long finish gives a creaminess to the fruit. Barrel tasted the 2016 vintage at the Nickel & Nickel Entrecôte. Photos of the "Quarry Vineyard," white rocky loamy soil and their on-site lab. The Quarry vineyard is apart of the Rutherford AVA.

May 8th, 2017
Carl Fischer

This was decent. The savory notes dominated - mostly I picked up green peppers and olives. No real depth either.

This was decent. The savory notes dominated - mostly I picked up green peppers and olives. No real depth either.

Dec 15th, 2016
Jesse Baldwin

Room temp. Prefer it a bit cooler

Room temp. Prefer it a bit cooler

Nov 26th, 2020
Karl Schmidt

Wonderful. This cellared very well.

Wonderful. This cellared very well.

Oct 13th, 2020
Helen Anderson

Quarry Vineyard climbs the slopes above the Silverado Trail which produces an intensely flavored Cab of cherry, black tea, and soft tannins. This deep ruby red wine is nearly colored ink. Not to be forgotten!

Quarry Vineyard climbs the slopes above the Silverado Trail which produces an intensely flavored Cab of cherry, black tea, and soft tannins. This deep ruby red wine is nearly colored ink. Not to be forgotten!

Aug 8th, 2020
Teresa S

Delicious and Smokey.

Delicious and Smokey.

Jun 20th, 2020