93pts Wilfred Wong
The 2017 Nickel & Nickel John C. Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is Oakville royalty. TASTING NOTES: This wine delivers a density that only this AVA can. Its aromas and flavors of finely-tuned black fruit and dried earth stay long and firm on the palate. Pair this with grilled beef Argentine-style. (Tasted: September 5, 2019, San Francisco, CA)
The 2017 Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon opens with beautiful plum, black cherry and plum aromas underscored by delicate notes of herb and earth. Layers of soft, juicy cherry flavors spread across the palate, while the firm yet silky tannins are balanced by bright natural acidity on the finish. The resulting wine possesses a lushness and depth that is both immediately approachable yet structured to evolve beautifully over time.