94pts Wilfred Wong
I am not sure if many wine professionals refer to Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon as elegant. The 2017 Nickel & Nickel Vaca Vista Vineyard is stylish, beautiful, and rewarding. This wine shows up with an active mindset and delivers a delicious, mouthwatering treat. Its aromas and flavors of vivid red berries and blueberries stay long and bright on the palate. Pair this outstanding wine with an oven-roasted, rosemary, and mint-accented leg of lamb. (Tasted: September 5, 2019, San Francisco, CA)
Layered aromas of blue and black fruits waft from the glass at its first swirl. The wine further unravels on the palate with delightful purity of fruit. Flavors of plum, black currant and savory herb come alive from beginning to end. Full and expressive, Vaca Vista’s subtle tannins are beautifully integrated, offering a sleek and long finish.