Nickel & Nickel C.C. Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2012


SKU 8601400062


This is a remarkable vintage for this vineyard. The 2012 C.C. Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon is elegantly perfumed with delicate floral notes mixed with ripe, red raspberries. These characteristics are reflected on the palate with flavors of raspberry and cherry, blended with a hint of licorice and signature Rutherford dust. Vanilla and toast from the French oak add warmth and flavor, while the wine's lively acidity allows the flavors to linger on the palate. Soft and supple, yet generously rich, this wine is one that pops from start to finish.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Appellation Rutherford
Brand Nickel & Nickel
Alcohol/vol 14.4%
  • wa93+

Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon C.C. Ranch is from the Rutherford sector over near the Silverado Trail. The color is opaque purple - slightly darker than the Hayne or the John C. Sullenger. Very concentrated, with almost a confit of black cherries, blackberries and dusty earthiness underlying the fruit, this profile is not surprising as this vineyard is grown in gravelly, loamy soils. With a full-bodied mouthfeel, super density and richness, I found it a very youthful, vibrant, backward and foreboding style. This should be very long-lived, but require 4-5 years of patience. I won't be surprised to see it keep for two decades.

Robert Parker, October 2014
  • we93

Wine EnthusiastGingerbread and graham cracker provide this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon with a distinct warmth of character. Elegant, light and restrained, it opens with a prominent rose aroma. It then offers cherry and raspberry delicacy around subtle French oak and vanilla on the palate, all lingering long though the finish.

Virginie Boone, May 1, 2015
  • ws87

Wine SpectatorAn elegant, understated and somewhat simple expression of dusty plum and cherry flavors. Drink now. 3,125 cases made.

James Laube, 2015