Nickel & Nickel

2019 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2021 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 25 | Lot No. 82


Nickel & Nickel

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced


  • Your wine is sourced from the John C. Sullenger Vineyard in the Oakville nested appellation
  • It is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Aging 20 months
  • Your wine is aging in 50% new French oak

A single-minded commitment to single-vineyard, 100% varietal wine has established Nickel & Nickel as the leader in single-vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Made from hand-selected Cabernet, this exclusive barrel selection of 2019 John C. Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon offers the purest expression of the estate vineyard surrounding our winery. Vintage after vintage, this Oakville site produces seductive wines with incredible depth and complexity. With elegant plum and raspberry aromas, lush dark fruit and spice layers that unfold on the palate and classic Oakville tannins, this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon lot promises to inspire discovery and delight for years to come

Wine Facts

  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Joe Harden

Winemaker, Nickel & Nickel

Winemaker, Joe Harden

Joe Harden, Winemaker, Nickel & Nickel
As Winemaker, Joe Harden oversees the production of Nickel & Nickel’s expansive portfolio of 100 percent varietal, single-vineyard wines from the Napa & Russian River Valleys. Prior to taking the helm of Nickel & Nickel in 2018, Joe served as an integral part of the Robert Mondavi winemaking team where he was the winemaker for Bordeaux varietals and oversaw production of the renowned To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon wines. A Lodi native, Joe was entrenched in the wine business at an early age with a father who worked for a wine distributor and later became a winegower.
A talented athlete, Joe was offered a basketball scholarship to Division I Notre Dame University following graduation from high school. After a while however, he found himself missing California wine country and opted return to the golden state, continuing his passion for basketball and rediscovering his roots in wine. Harden completed of a Bachelor of Science degree in Viticulture and Enology at University of California, Davis in 2011, the 6’7’ college athlete put his oenology career on hold for a year while he tested the waters of a professional basketball career with the NBA D League Warriors in California and then the Ballarat Miners in Melbourne, Australia.
The rigors of the professional circuit, however, led to his return to California in 2012, where he began his internship at Robert Mondavi Winery under the tutelage of winemaker Geneviève Janssens. He advanced to enologist in 2013 and was eventually named winemaker there in 2014.
Utilizing his distinctive background to lead the single-vineyard winemaking program at Nickel & Nickel, Joe is able to further expand upon the innovative mission established at the winery with its founding in 1997.
When he is not making wine, Joe resides in Yountville with his wife Hannah, also an alum of the UC Davis basketball program. Together they enjoy cooking, reading, brewing beer and biking and of course, the sharing of fine wine with friends and family.

Country born: United States

Years in the wine industry: 7 years

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