Our 2015 Single-Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons are going into bottle this month! We caught up with Nickel & Nickel Winemaker Darice Spinelli for a wine futures update on this small-but-mighty vintage.
The first set of 2015 vintage Single-Vineyard Cabernets goes into bottle on April 17 and we'll pull the last four out of barrel in May. Organization and precision are key to a successful bottling. We are gentle, careful and exacting, as great corks, proper temperatures, accurate fill heights and minimal exposure to oxygen are essential to ensuring there's no bottle to bottle variation.
In between the rapid-fire bottling schedule, we'll also be preparing our 2016 Single-Vineyard Cabernets for our upcoming Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Futures Barrel Tasting. Event day is May 13! It's one of our most anticipated annual events, as our members get their first glimpse of the recently harvested vintage. And this year we'll be debuting two brand new vineyards from two of Napa Valley's finest growing regions: Oakville and Calistoga. We'll share more on both soon. We have high expectations for all of the 2016 Nickel & Nickel Single-Vineyard Cabernets. They're showing great depth and richness for such young, young wines.
Never tasted wine out of barrel before? Or, you have, but you'd love some tasting tips from a pro? Discover our Winemaker's Keys to Tasting Cabernet Futures Here.
Buying Futures refers to purchasing wine that is still maturing in barrel. In France, this more than 200-year old practice is known as en primeur, which literally translates to, as being new.LEARN MORE
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