The smaller crop in 2007 led to beautifully ripe flavors and this wine has all the character of a classic Russian River Zinfandel. A special selection of French oak adds a layer of subtle char to this vintage which, complements the fruit, expanding the middle palate into a nice, long finish. Dusty, raspberry flavors with white pepper, vanilla and spice blend together nicely and offer a pleasing combination of texture and flavor
Nickel & Nickel was founded in 1997 by the partners of Far Niente with a mission to focus exclusively on producing 100% varietal, single-vineyard wines. Nickel & Nickel is located in Oakville, along Highway 29, on 42 acres that were originally settled as a farmstead in the 1880s. The winery's collection of classic barns along with the site's original Queen Anne-style home brings the historic farmstead back to life, while housing a cutting-edge winery capable of hand crafting up to 25 single-vineyard wines. The restored farmstead, to passersby on Highway 29, gives off an illusion of timelessness and at the same time deceptively conceals an incredibly sophisticated winery.