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2010 Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon Hayne Vineyard Saint Helena
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92(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2014

(14.5% alcohol):  Serious deep, bright ruby.  Aromas of cassis, blackberry jam, licorice, mocha, espresso and spices.  A real high-wire act of sweet, primary black and blue fruits and strong acidity.  Boasts excellent creamy depth and incipient sweetness, not to mention firm, suave tannins, but this very young wine also needs time to unwind in bottle and absorb its oaky torrefaction.  Very long on the aftertaste, with the structure to age.

94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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