Jeremy Nickel is the founder and proprietor of Jeremy Nickel Cellars. Jeremy grew up in Napa surrounded by a family that all enjoyed a passion for wine and wine making. Following graduation, Jeremy relocated to Oakville, CA; where he joined the family business dedicating himself to the learning the craft and working with his father Gil in creating some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon in the Napa Valley throughout the last 25 years. In 2015 Jeremy Nickels Cellars released his flagship Cabernet Sauvignon. The launch of Jeremy Nickel Cellars is an opportunity for Jeremy to share his passion and drive for exceptional wines along his entrepreneur spirit; both which he gained from his father Gil.
Winter brought much-needed and abundant rains, followed by mild temperatures in spring and early summer. Bud break and flowering occurred a bit late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating plentiful and even fruit set. Summer brought generous sun during the day and cool nights uninterrupted by major heat spikes. The mild summer was followed by extended fall sunshine and moderate heat creating near-ideal conditions for fruit to develop flavor complexity with gradual increases in sugar.
It's not surprising how well his Chardonnay turned out! This 100% TVH Oakville Estate is surprisingly rich and full, although with plenty of character and ripe acidity to back it up. Meyer lemon, nectarine flowers, pastry and sweet spice all meld into a big wine thats light on its feet. The 2018 Chardonnay performs a balancing act of power with grace. Both weight and depth are encapsulated with bright acidity. Perfect for fish, mild cheeses,lobster potpies if you're feeling fancy, or just on the porch with loved ones.
We had a chance to taste this wine the other day, it was fantasticly fresh, vibrant with big bold tropical character all at once. Don't hesitate to add this one to your cellar!