Nickel & Nickel

John C. Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.337 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Justin Brilman

Not ready to drink.

Not ready to drink.

2 people found it helpfulMay 2nd, 2016
Charles Rivas

Enjoyed after a brief decant with a filet. Gorgeous.

Enjoyed after a brief decant with a filet. Gorgeous.

1 person found it helpfulJun 7th, 2015
vinokeeno

2019 vintage. Soft, supple nose with a little Jeffrey Pine (vanilla/cinnamon) lurking about. Delicate entry with a noticeably bigger mid-palate push and then the hushed dénouement of the exit palate added up to an intriguing wine. Lots of moving parts and it will be fascinating to see where this is in 3 years. 5 years. A decade. Two. Not your average Napa cabbage.

2019 vintage. Soft, supple nose with a little Jeffrey Pine (vanilla/cinnamon) lurking about. Delicate entry with a noticeably bigger mid-palate push and then the hushed dénouement of the exit palate added up to an intriguing wine. Lots of moving parts and it will be fascinating to see where this is in 3 years. 5 years. A decade. Two. Not your average Napa cabbage.

Oct 7th, 2022
William Feinstein

Still quite inky with just a little lightening at the edges. Starts a little tart and astringent but then presents cassis, plum, chocolate and black tea. Finish is quite long with a hint of bell pepper and lingering tannins.

Still quite inky with just a little lightening at the edges. Starts a little tart and astringent but then presents cassis, plum, chocolate and black tea. Finish is quite long with a hint of bell pepper and lingering tannins.

Jun 19th, 2022
Nathan Renfro

A bit young, but after an hour + it opened up nicely. Strong red/black fruit.

A bit young, but after an hour + it opened up nicely. Strong red/black fruit.

Oct 31st, 2020
Nathan Renfro

Young on the open, but let it sit for an hour or more. Deep ruby, another big fruit can from N&N. Cherry, vanilla, red licorice, plum, blackberry.

Young on the open, but let it sit for an hour or more. Deep ruby, another big fruit can from N&N. Cherry, vanilla, red licorice, plum, blackberry.

Aug 25th, 2019
Brandon T

Hour decant and boom goes the dynamite. Balanced cab with loads of milk chocolate on the finish.

Hour decant and boom goes the dynamite. Balanced cab with loads of milk chocolate on the finish.

Mar 16th, 2019
Leslie Ungs

Good, but not our favorite. Other Nickel & Nickel wines are better.

Good, but not our favorite. Other Nickel & Nickel wines are better.

Dec 31st, 2018
Justin Brilman

Dark wine with blackberry and plum on the palate. Some coffee mixed in there and fine tannin. Very pleasant.

Dark wine with blackberry and plum on the palate. Some coffee mixed in there and fine tannin. Very pleasant.

Nov 17th, 2016
Robert Branden Shine

Not sure this vintage is worth it.

Not sure this vintage is worth it.

Oct 5th, 2016