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Sixty years later, Gil Nickel bought and restored the winery and neighboring vineyard. This three-year-long labor of love put the label back on the map — and on the National Register of Historic Places. He preserved the Far Niente name — an Italian phrase which romantically translated means ‘without a care.’ Nickel hoped to recapture a ...


Established in 1997 by the partners of Far Niente, Nickel & Nickel is based on a philosophy of producing 100 percent varietal, single-vineyard wines that best express the distinct personality of each vineyard. It is from some of the most coveted vineyards in the Napa and Sonoma valleys that the Nickel & Nickel wines are produced.


(Nickel & Nickel 'Darien' Darien Vineyard 2005) ... Item Sold Out. Wine Spectator 88 ... Nickel & Nickel is devoted exclusively to producing 100 percent varietal, single-vineyard wines that best express the distinctive personality of each vineyard. Based in Oakville, CA, on the 42-acre John C. Sullenger vineyard property, construction of a ...


For Release: August 27, 2018. Oakville, CA – Nickel & Nickel announced today that Joe Harden has been appointed winemaker for the Napa Valley winery, known for its single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon wines.Harden comes to Nickel & Nickel from Robert Mondavi Winery, where he was the winemaker for Bordeaux varietals and oversaw production of the renowned To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon wines.


Far Niente was reborn in 1979, when Oklahoma wholesale nursery owner Gil Nickel and his wife, Beth, bought the winery, which was built in 1885 and abandoned at the start of Prohibition in 1919.


2016 Nickel & Nickel Branding Iron Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville [750ml with gift box] 2016 Nickel & Nickel C.C. Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford 2016 Nickel & Nickel Harris Vineyard Merlot, Oakville, Napa Valley


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First, I think Nickel & Nickel is going a little overboard. Each wine is from a single vineyard. They do no blending. That means it’s 100% from one grape and 100% from one vineyard. In some cases, this may be a good thing, but in many it means that the winemaker can’t make up for imperfections from year to year by blending with other grapes ...


The wines were good but not excellent. I am thinking about joining their wine club but when I look at the ratings, they are low. The price for this club is high and I have limited experience with their full line of cabs. ... Wine Conversations; Nickel & Nickel; 6 replies. Nickel & Nickel. K kwak12r Member. I went to the tasting room and liked ...


George W. Nickel Jr. George Nickel Jr. was a family man, who loved to be surrounded by friends and family. Bapa, as he was affectionately known to his grandchildren, was a hardworking, visionary – always with a new plan. It was George who acquired the Rio Bravo Ranch in Kern County in 1966.