2016 Nickel & Nickel Branding Iron Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville
2016 Nickel & Nickel Branding Iron Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville
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SKU: 003-CBI166

Since our very first vintage from this western Oakville vineyard in 2000, Branding Iron Cabernet Sauvignon has consistently impressed us with its plush elegance, not to mention its soft floral aromas and bright fruit flavors. 

Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvest Date
October 5-12, 2016
French oak barrels (48% new, 52% once-used)
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
With its bright red fruit and floral aromas complemented by a bouquet of clove, anise and cardamom, the 2016 Branding Iron Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon offers a beautiful balance of fresh fruit and spice. Upon entry, the wine is plush and elegant, offering hints of red berries and minerality, along with notes of warm toasted oak that add depth and length to the finish.
Vineyard Notes
Named for the branding iron owned by the proprietor, the eight-anda- half acre Branding Iron Vineyard lies in western Oakville, close to the base of the Mayacamas Mountains. The vineyard is comprised of welldrained 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 are perfect for slowly ripening the fruit, which often benefits from a long hang time.