NickName Cabernet Sauvignon

NickName Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards in Acampo, California, USA.

I was given this wine as a gift from a good friend, who I recently helped move to a new home.  The bottle she gave me was the 2009 vintage, so it had a little time to age prior to this review.

According to NickName Wines, the NickName Cabernet Sauvignon comes from their estate grown vineyards within the Lodi and Clarksburg Appellations.

The wine is aged is French oak for six months and is Certified Green for wine growing sustainability, per Lodi rules.

NickName Cabernet Sauvignon Review

NickName Cabernet SauvignonIn the glass, this wine is dark ruby in color.  A little light does shine through.

This wine is extremely leggy with many many tiny legs falling down the sides of the glass.

Aroma of NickName Cabernet Sauvignon is mufti-faceted and complex.  To start, the aroma is well noticeable from over a foot away after being poured.  Those aromas are dark and mocha like.  Up close, however, notes of muted cherry and a hint of a clove like spice were noted.

There was a good whiff of alcohol in the aroma.  NickName Cabernet Sauvignon alcohol content 13.5% by volume, according to the bottle.

The wine’s taste was also complex.  It’s a smooth drinking wine with initial warm red fruit flavors at first.  Following that, more earth black fruit flavors were evident.

For a Cabernet Sauvignon, NickName is not overly dry.  Given its smoothness, it could be mistaken for a blend containing Zinfandel.

Elegant tannins were felt primarily behind the lips and the wine had a silky mouthfeel.

Finish was medium to long, primarily carried by the note of black fruits.  Just the slightest bit of bitterness was noted, but it wasn’t off-putting in the least.

Overall, I really enjoyed this Cabernet.  I loved the complexity in the aroma and flavor.  I also liked the how the wine’s components were all so well balanced with each other.

This wine’s an easy drinking sipper on its own.  It would likely also go well with light appetizers.  NickName Cabernet Sauvignon price about $12.00.


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