Just got a note from Jasper Russo at Sigel’s on a tasting next week of one of my favorite Napa wines from what is estimated to be one of the best vintages from the region in recent years. Next Tuesday at the Sigel’s Greenville location from 5p-7p they will host Bruce Moonen, President of Nickel & Nickel for a tasting of not only some of their stellar 2007 single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, but also their 2008 Chardonnay. Not a tasting to miss….click here to rsvp.
The wineries dotted along the flat, tidy expanse of the Napa Valley appellation of Oakville are celebrated for producing world-class Cabernet Sauvignon and other varietal wines. In fact, the region’s vineyards are some of the most coveted in the valley. The Nickel & Nickel winery, founded in 1997 but born from a tradition of exceptional winemaking, is devoted to creating wines that articulate the singular expressions of the vineyards in Oakville and beyond.
Established by the partners of Far Niente, Nickel & Nickel is based on a philosophy of producing 100 percent varietal, single-vineyard wines that best express the distinct personality of each vineyard. The winery’s current releases include Napa Valley Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as Russian River Valley Chardonnay, Syrah and Zinfandel.
Nickel & Nickel wines to be tasted:
2008 Chardonnay Medina
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Branding Iron
2008 Chardonnay Truchard
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Rock Cairn
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon State Lane
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Sullenger
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Tench
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Vogt