Nickel & Nickel Vineyards

Established in 1997 by the partners of Far Niente, Nickel & Nickel is devoted exclusively to producing 100 percent varietal, single-vineyard wines that best express the distinctive personality of each vineyard. Based in Oakville, CA, on the 42-acre John C. Sullenger vineyard property, construction of a cutting-edge winery facility housed within a vintage 1880s farmstead was completed in the summer of 2003, when the winery officially opened to the public. Guests are welcomed at the Sullenger House, a beautifully restored, late 19th century farmhouse with Queen Anne detail that was built on the site in the 1880s. Guided tours and tastings are offered several times each day, by appointment. Tours begin at the Sullenger House and include a walk through the historic Nickel & Nickel farmstead, restored 18th century Gleason Barn, authentic post-and-beam fermentation barn and underground barrel aging cellar. The tour ends with a seated, guided tasting of a selection of four single-vineyard wines

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Nickel & Nickel Branding Iron Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com 93 "I tasted three out of the five Oakville Cabernets made by Nickel & Nickel, and I was suitably impressed as expected. The Branding Iron Vineyard known for its juiciness combined with its beautifully refined tannins is just that and perhaps even a little more. TASTING
Item Number: 29983
Bottle:$89.95
Case: $539.70
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Nickel & Nickel Hayne Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
The 2015 Hayne Cabernet Sauvignon is a show-stopper. The concentration of this vintage is revealed as mixed berry aromas combine with graphite, vanilla and toast to excite the senses. The palate offers candied flavors of raspberry, cherry and plum wrapped up with hints of dust and spice. A coating
Item Number: 29377
Bottle:$93.95
Case: $563.70
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Nickel & Nickel State Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 1.5L
97  James Suckling 
James Suckling 97 "Impressive aromas of blueberry and lavender with hints of rosemary. Full to medium body, solid core of fruit and a gorgeous finish. Compacted and refined. Better in 2019 but already fantastic. Best wine ever from here?"  State Ranch Cabernet has a beautiful garnet color with
Item Number: 26776
Bottle:$229.95
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Nickel & Nickel Stiling Chardonnay 2014
The 2014 Stiling Vineyard Chardonnay opens with aromas of pear, oak and stone. On the palate, flavors of Muscat, ripe apple and kiwi emerge, as underlying nuances of flint and stone build on the midpalate. There is a suppleness to the mouthfeel, and vanilla from the oak lingers on the finish. This
Item Number: 25327
Bottle:$39.95
Case: $239.70
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Nickel & Nickel 'State Ranch' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
"Aromas of wild berries, violets and crushed stone open onto a palate of abundant blackberry, blueberry and cranberry flavors. Notes of cardamom and clove complement the fruit and rich, velvety tannins broaden the palate. This wonderfully fragrant and generously textured Cabernet will continue to

Nickel & Nickel Hayne Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95 "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Hayne Vineyard, which like its sibling is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, comes from the base of the Mayacamas Mountains in St. Helena. Easily the blackest and most saturated in color of the Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignons, the wine is rich and

Nickel & Nickel Branding Iron Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
93  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 93 "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Branding Iron Oakville is from an Oakville vineyard. Notes of Christmas fruitcake, sweet black cherry and cassis fruit, some licorice and spice box are all present in this dense purple-colored wine. It is full-bodied, impressively endowed, with

Nickel & Nickel 'State Ranch' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Wilfred Wong 92"Well-balanced and regal, the 2014 Nickel & Nickel State Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon is rock-solid and delicious. The wine's bold black fruits, an accent of sweet oak, and firm, sweet tannins make its presence front and center.

Nickel & Nickel 'State Ranch' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
97  James Suckling 
James Suckling 97 "Impressive aromas of blueberry and lavender with hints of rosemary. Full to medium body, solid core of fruit and a gorgeous finish. Compacted and refined. Better in 2019 but already fantastic. Best wine ever from here?"  Vinous 94 "A dark, brooding wine, the 2013 Cabernet

Nickel & Nickel Branding Iron Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
" A restrained style, with a lithe body, featuring trim notes of spice, blackberry,cedar, tobacco leaf and crushed rock.Remains tight and focused, with a cleansing finish. Best from 2014 through2025.

Nickel & Nickel 'State Ranch' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
" Showing ripe fruit, with polished tannins and a nice integration of oak. The wines strike a nice balance of being approachable now, but able to evolve beautifully in bottle. " ~ Winery notes

Nickel & Nickel 'Hayne' Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 " The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Hayne Vineyardcomes from a site that is better known for its Petite Sirah and Zinfandel made   amous byTurley Cellars. This has always been a site that produces ripe wines, and you see that with this2010 Cabernet Sauvignon. Offering blackberry and

Nickel & Nickel 'State Ranch' Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
94  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 94 " The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon State Ranch from Yountville boasts an impressive bouquet of chocolate and creme de cassis, and powerful, full-bodied flavors. It may be the most concentrated, dense and powerful effort in this portfolio. This blockbuster, full throttle (14.8%natural

Nickel & Nickel 'Brandin Iron' Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91" A restrained style, with a lithe body, featuring trim notes of spice, blackberry,cedar, tobacco leaf and crushed rock.Remains tight and focused, with a cleansing finish. Best from 2014 through2025. 1,601 cases made. "

Nickel & Nickel 'Ponzo' Ponzo Vyd Zinfandel 2006
"The signature of the Ponzo Vineyard is apparent in this 2006 vintage. Raspberry flavors with layers of white pepper, vanilla and spice are apparent in both the aroma and on the palate. This wine is a very elegant Zinfandel with its sweet, jammy fruits and spicy flavors offering a nice warmth and

Nickel & Nickel 'Bonfire' Bonfire Vyd Zinfandel 2006
"The 2006 Bonfire Zinfandel has beautiful aromas of red and black fruits. A bounty of raspberry and blackberry intensifies upon the palate, with black pepper and cedar enriching the wine. This depth of flavors is carried across a plush middle palate, which is thick and jammy. This wine warrants

Nickel & Nickel 'Sullenger' Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
93  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 93 " "Bright ruby. Vibrant aromas of blueberry, licorice and graphite lifted by a violet element. Suave, lush and sweet, with pliant flavors of plum, currant and mocha. At once deep and accessible, and sweeter than the 2007 bottling from this vineyard. Finishes ripe and


Nickel & Nickel 'C.C.Ranch' Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
"The 2007 C.C. Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon offers dark cherry fruit flavors that are bright and ripe at the same time. There are hints of 'Rutherford Dust' and even a touch of black tea that complement the floral notes of the fruit. The wine is silky at entry and then seems to get fleshier and bigger


Nickel & Nickel 'Darien' Darien Vineyard 2005
88  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 88"Very ripe and spicy, with wild berry aromas and a firm, earthy backbone that provides a nice foundation. Tight and in need of decanting. The best of two bottles. Drink now through 2012. 1,560 cases made."

Nickel & Nickel 'Sullenger' Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
 "The beauty of an earlier vintage is the rich, jammy fruit that develops on the vine. This 2004 wine is packed with black and red fruit flavors of blackberry and sweet cherry. The round texture is supple and sweet with layers of herb, coffee and spice complementing the fruit. The toasty oak

Nickel & Nickel 'Harris' Merlot 2004
91  Connoisseurs Guide to Wine 
 Connoisseurs Guide to Wine 91 "Simply loaded with ripe cherry and milk chocolate attractions and smoked tea leaf nuances in its fairly deep aromas, the wine is full and lush on the palate and exhibits the polish and generosity that belong to California Merlot at its best. A layer of fine-grained


Nickel & Nickel 'Searby' Chardonnay 2006
"The aromas are beautiful from the 2006 Searby Chardonnay, wine floral and citrus perfumes emanating from the glass. The Muscat and passion fruit flavors are mixed with notes of apple and lemon that linger on the palate. The wine's natural crisp acidity is quite refreshing with the opulent fruit,