Nickel & Nickel C.C. Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
|Brand||Nickel & Nickel|
Wine EnthusiastOn the west side of the Silverado Trail, C.C. Ranch enjoys healthy exposure to light. It shows the ripeness of the vintage as well, exhibiting black, inky color and a thick concentration of dark fruit and chocolate. Woody and herbaceous, it also offers a full-bodied smoothness of tannin, with robust, dusty oak on the finish.
Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon C. C. Ranch is a relatively big Cabernet with 14.9% alcohol compared to the 14.8% of the Element 28 and the 14.3% of Dragonfly. The wine has a dense ruby/purple color, sweet tannin, lush concentrated fruit, a medium to full body and is probably slightly more evolved and fuller than its two predecessors. This wine is another 21-25-year effort from Nickel & Nickel.
Wine SpectatorAromas of rich plum, black cherry and currant firm up nicely on the palate, maintaining a core juiciness, with firm acidity and dusty tannins. The rich fruitiness wins you over in the end. Drink now through 2029. 2,645 cases made.