Nickel & Nickel 2020 Cabernet

Nickel & Nickel 2020 Cabernet

Nickel & Nickel 2021 State Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

Nickel & Nickel 2020 Cabernet 


The Nickel & Nickel 2020  Cabernet  is a remarkable example of Napa Valley’s renowned viticultural prowess. From the lush, fertile soils of this prestigious region, this varietal is a pure expression of Cabernet Sauvignon, crafted with precision and care. The wine encapsulates the unique terroir of Napa Valley, offering a profile rich in complexity and elegance, designed to appeal to both discerning connoisseurs and those new to the wine experience. The following review dives into the sensory aspects and nuances that make this vintage truly special.

Tasting Notes

On the Nose:The 2020 State Ranch presents an inviting bouquet, brimming with aromas of dark mixed berries, blackberries, black currants, and plums. Underlying hints of spice and herbs add a delightful complexity, enhancing the wine’s aromatic profile.

On the Palate:Continuing the experience, the palate is treated to a sophisticated blend of black cherry flavors with a noticeable floral undertone. This combination crafts a taste experience that is both intense and refreshing, maintaining a fine balance between the robust fruit flavors and more delicate floral notes.

Pairing Suggestions:

This full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon pairs wonderfully with the rich flavors of grilled beef and lamb. It also complements hearty pastas and a variety of hard cheeses, making it a versatile companion to a wide range of dishes.

Personal Note:

A visit to the Nickel & Nickel winery reveals more than just the quality of its wines. The stunning grounds and the overall ambiance provide an amazing experience that complements the excellence of the wines produced there. The 2020 State Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon is not just a drink, but a memorable part of a visit to this celebrated Napa Valley location.

Structure Breakdown: Nickel & Nickel 2020 State Ranch

  • Acidity: Subtle
  • Body: Full
  • Tannins: Medium
  • Region: Napa Valley, California
  • Varietal Composition: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • ABV: 14.1%

Vino – Rater Score: 94


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Overall Rating

4.5 out of 5 stars (based on 2 reviews)


95 – 100 Points: Memorable and world-class, these wines leave you in awe from the very first sip.  

90-94 Points: Outstanding and enticing, these wines invite you to savor every glass.

85-89 points: Wines that are good but missing something.

80-84 points: Average wines that leave room for improvement in today’s competitive market.

75-79: Life’s too short


April 12, 2024

hard to go wrong with a Nickel & Nickel Cab! Probably why I belong to the wine club there.

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Mike Normart

Nickel and Nickel

April 13, 2024

Very balanced and love it paired with steak.

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