2017 Nickel & Nickel Branding Iron Cabernet Sauvignon [1.5L], Oakville
An arresting berry and spice perfume and palate-filling fruit flavors make this Oakville Cabernet a single-vineyard favorite, and in this entertaining-friendly 1.5-liter format, a single bottle elegantly serves parties of four to eight.
The 2017 Branding Iron Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon offers a beautiful balance of fruit and spice on the nose. Ample berry fruit, fragrant herb and spice on a full, polished mid-palate make this a lush but muscular wine from start to finish.
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 are perfect for slowly ripening the fruit, which often benefits from a long hang time.
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