Nickel & Nickel is located in Oakville in the Napa Valley section of California. The winery’s focus is the production of single-varietal, single-vineyard wines. Their current vintage offerings include wines sourced from both Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley. The majority of the Napa Valley offerings are Cabernet Sauvignon, while their wines from Sonoma include a Chardonnay, a Syrah, and two Zinfandels.
The 2006 Nickel & Nickel Bonfire Vineyard Zinfandel was 100% Zinfandel. The wine was aged in French oak barrels (35% new, 65% once-used) for 14 months. The label listed ABV was 15%. The fruit for this vintage was sourced from Bonfire Vineyard, located in Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma.
I had tasted several Nickel & Nickel wines over the years. Most recently, I revisited the brand to great success with their 2008 Kelham Cabernet Sauvignon. It had been some time since I sampled their Bonfire Vineyard Zinfandel, but I recalled liking the wine. When I came across it in a local store, I decided to pick up a bottle.
This turned out to be a good decision.