29 Ratings
Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Rock Cairn Vineyard

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Wine Description

Planted in 1984, Rock Cairn lies at the western base of the Yountville hill in the Oakville appellation. The vineyard is dry-farmed, which results in very concentrated fruit late in the season. Originally part of the Rancho Caymus land grant to George C. Yount, this vineyard was named after the “cairns” or “piles of rocks” that were formed at various locations throughout the property. Long ago, the land was traversed by Native Americans, who, as they passed over the hill would say a prayer and pl...

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    (2001 Vintage)