2014 Nickel & Nickel Branding Iron Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville
2014 Nickel & Nickel Branding Iron Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville
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SKU: 003-CBI142

We keep a close eye on every block of this eight-acre vineyard and the rewards of our focused efforts reveal themselves in every bottle. You'll love the red fruit and spice, warm oak, and textured finish of this expressive Cabernet.

Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvest Date
September 30 - October 11, 2014
French oak barrels (55% new, 45% once-used)
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2014 Branding Iron Cabernet Sauvignon invites with aromas of mixed berries, floral notes and earth. Juicy raspberry and blackberry fruits meld with subtle clove and spice. Warm, toasty oak enriches the wine and accentuates its round mouthfeel, but dominant fruit lingers on the palate from start to finish as the soft tannins add harmony and grace.
Vineyard Notes
Named for the branding iron owned by the proprietor, the eight-and-a-half acre Branding Iron Vineyard lies in western Oakville, close to the base of the Mayacamas Mountains. The vineyard is comprised of well-drained clay loam and the vines are vertically trellised to maximize sunlight and open the canopy. The area’s warm climate and sun exposure in both the morning and afternoon is perfect for slowly ripening the fruit, which often benefits from a long hang time.